The Leeds United fanbase were certainly split when it came to opinions on former Number 1 Bailey Peacock-Farrell, as he was probably over criticised for his errors prior to the arrival of Kiko Casilla, but equally Casilla’s rushes of blood, left plenty feeling BPF should get another shot between the sticks given his continued development potential.
The transfer over the summer out to Premier League side Burnley certainly raised a few eyebrows, and plenty in the fanbase simply believe the move was about money, as if he’d stayed he’d have presumably sat on our bench, whereas he’s still waiting for his debut at Turf Moor.
Following a recent interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, BPF discussed his move and the changing challenge he now faces, and fans continued to be split on his motivations.
For me, I can’t blame him. He’s young, an international and he’ll back himself to seize his chance when it arrives so if he gets paid more for similar game time in effect, who wouldn’t take that in their day job?
Undoubtedly his earlier interviews over the summer did sour things for many fans though.
His options where to stay at Leeds & sit on the bench or go to Burnley & sit in reverses but get paid more money for doing so, so he chose Burnley.
— Nathan Phillips (@NathanP92) September 7, 2019
As has spare time to spend it, that's what he means by working on the things he didn't get chance to when he was playing week in, week out.
— Craig-Anthony Sutton (@craig_c10) September 7, 2019
So he went for money then
— PaulLUFC (@Paulm99LUFC) September 7, 2019
For him to say a prem move was hard to turn down is fair enough, but he’s not gonna get game time when there’s 2 other better keepers ahead of him. So it goes back to them comments he made in the summer and now he looks very stupid!
— Jamie (@LUFCjamie1919) September 7, 2019
What a joker
— Ringo garcia (@monkeyturban) September 7, 2019
Talks a load of nonsense does Bailey
— john west (@JohnWest682) September 7, 2019
L2 keeper at best, which is where he'll end up after this contract. Fair play to the lad that he's managed to get a good deal at a prem club with such limited ability, gives hope to many.
— Andy.ridge (@Andyridge2) September 7, 2019
Spot on. "I don't want to sit on the bench, but I will for more money"
— Dani Jade (@Snowstorm1997) September 7, 2019
Needs to move on, can’t sit in the bench. Now number 3. Wonder what made him go? ????
— martin s ross (@martinsross1) September 7, 2019
Softer seats on prem benches ????
— Farney Whites (@FarneyWhites) September 7, 2019
Hes told what to say. He would of loved to play for Leeds but it was never gonna happen under Bielsa so he had no choice. Although he has also gone to not play he's getting more money for it ????♀️
— Sarah-Jane Sturgess (@SturgeSJE) September 8, 2019