Leeds United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest piece of transfer news surrounding the Yorkshire club.
The article claims that Barcelona want Leeds to sign their young midfielder Ruiqi Puig on loan in the upcoming January transfer window.
It also adds that Puig’s agent has already contacted Leeds to assess whether a loan could be a possibility and that the possession game proposed by Marcelo Bielsa could be the ideal place for the midfielder to show his skills.
This post from Marshment then gathered a lot of replies from Leeds fans who were quick to share their thoughts on the matter.
So, what did these Leeds fans make of this post on Riqui Puig?
Good idea but we need an option to purchase if it goes ahead. No point in us just training up another teams young prospects.
— Matthew (@mattmcrae88) December 2, 2020
— Paulo (@Paulo00937799) December 2, 2020
Barcelona, the actual Barcelona, want to send one of their young prospects to Leeds as they think it will benefit his career.
Not Leeds want a Barcelona player, Barcelona want to send their player to Leeds.
— Liam Kent (@LiamKFootball) December 2, 2020
He’s a great talent but needs nurturing. Add an option to buy and I think it would be a great opportunity.
— Pete Stones (@PeteStones123) December 2, 2020
Would you like to see Leeds sign Puig on loan in January?
We sign him,we keep him…we’re not here to improve potential opponents.imho…
— Laurent ????waccotw (@FrenchieLUFC) December 2, 2020
Buy us De Paul and you have a deal
— neb (@nebm88) December 2, 2020
Looking at the replies to Marshment’s post, there seems to be a mixed reaction from these Leeds fans over a potential loan deal for Puig in January, with some seemingly up for the deal, whereas others don’t think it would be a good idea for the club to get involved.
In our view, should Leeds decide to sign Puig on loan in January, if the £18m-rated man can get regular playing time and help Bielsa’s side finish as high up the Premier League table as possible, this could be a win-win situation for all parties.
However, with Leeds signing Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White on loan last season and then failing with three bids to keep him on a permanent basis, the club would no doubt be hoping to avoid the same situation with Puig if he had the same impact as White did during his time at Elland Road.