Yet another player has left Elland Road, seemingly not good enough to help Leeds in their charge towards the top flight.
Although this one isn’t quite as big as if Kalvin Phillips left, so don’t get too carried away. The club confirmed today that academy player Sam Dalby had left the club to join Premier League side Watford.
Dalby failed to make a single senior appearance for Leeds, since he moved from Leyton Orient in January of 2018, and failed to make any impression when he was sent out on loan to League 2 side Morecambe in the latter half of last season.
However, when the club announced on Twitter that the deal had been completed, there was a very odd response to the news.
You had a couple of fans complaining that Leeds were selling too many players, and that they’d have nobody left if they kept it up. Which is wrong for two reasons; this was an academy player, so it’s not like they’re shipping out Kemar Roofe. And Leeds have already made a multitude of signings so far this summer that I think they can afford to let a youngster go.
Helder Costa turning up at training next week pic.twitter.com/9q6Mum4jrW
— Billy Neale (@neale_billy) July 12, 2019
You’re giving my daily headaches, Leeds
— -_- (@tdlufc) July 12, 2019
A selling club
— Malc Gill (@gill_malc) July 12, 2019
Good enough for a Premier League side, but not for us. What is going on? Undisclosed fee as well, so probably means we have more or less given him away.
— John Robinson (@jrob_jrob) July 12, 2019
Whilst a few others decided to take a more rational response to the news. The first group really could learn a lot from these guys.
Leeds fans when we sign a player for u23s:
“sign some players for the first team instead of having 1536252627 u23s”
Leeds fans when we sell ANY of the u23s “how can we sell him?! He was a great prospect and now we’re left with absolutely nobody for the first team”
— Aaron (@AaronGarbett) July 12, 2019
Lad got nowhere near first team yet the reactions are priceless…..
— Scott (@sco060) July 12, 2019
We sign two youth strikers from Barcelona, yet the fans are crying that the lad who couldn’t break into Morcambes team whilst on Loan is sold …. ????
— Daniel Brader (@Castrobrader) July 12, 2019
Edmondson, Kun T, Mujica, Sarkic all ahead of him. Wasn’t gonna get a look in really
— MOTweets (@MOTweets1919) July 12, 2019