On Friday evening Leeds United confirmed that Academy graduate Lewie Coyle had now completed his expected permanent move out to League One side Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old defender has made 15 senior starting appearances, along with eight substitute showings for Leeds following his promotion through our youth ranks, and for the last two and a half season’s he has been out on loan at Highbury – making 119 starts with three further showings from the bench.
Given how he’s established himself at Fleetwood and become a key member of the squad for them, it’s no great surprise to see him move on with a permanent deal but plenty of fans will have wished we’d have seen a little bit more of him in recent years in our first team.
Made up to finally sign a permanent deal @ftfc! Loved my time here over the past few years so made perfect sense. Just wanna say good luck to the lads @LUFC for the rest of the season👊🏼⚽️ pic.twitter.com/9tbVhW6EEG
— Lewie Coyle (@LewieCoyle) January 10, 2020
With the deal being confirmed on Friday evening, the player himself took to social media to say his hello’s and goodbye’s and the messages were positive as you’d expect.
Deserved a shot at Leeds Lewie, all the best for the future 👊
— Josh Holden (@JoshuaHolden93) January 10, 2020
All the best, hope you prove us wrong
— Richard Clark (@Lovemachine1985) January 10, 2020
All the best Lewie. Would have liked to see you make it here but not to be. Good luck
— Gaz (@gazLUFC4) January 10, 2020
All the best! Gutted we sold you, rated you highly and it’s a shame you couldn’t break through at @LUFC
Won’t forget that second half against Cambridge in the cup a few years back, uou was one of the main reason we came back to win it!
— Jake Hadfield (@JAHadfield) January 10, 2020
All the best mate sorry it didn’t work out with us but it’s the right move for you as your career. 💙💛💙
— Lee Maspero (@Leemo_LUFC) January 10, 2020
All the best Lewie. Sorry it didn't work out at LUFC
— Wern (@Wernerwg) January 10, 2020
All the best Lewie, always thought you were a decent pro and was really hoping you’d break through at Leeds. Good luck from here on in
— Ian Wood (@wood3528) January 10, 2020
Good luck – deserved better chance at LUFC – go far
— Bobby Joyce (@bjlufc) January 10, 2020