A lot of Leeds United supporters have been responding to a tweet from TEAMtalk reporter and Whites fan James Marshment, which included a link to an article from TEAMtalk that shared news of Leeds being linked with a January move for Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori.
As explained in this article, the BBC has claimed that Elland Road is the most likely destination for Tomori this month should he leave Stamford Bridge, with the Englishman playing a less significant role for Frank Lampard’s side this term than he played last season, and with the Yorkshire club in need of cover in this area of the pitch.
Additionally, TEAMtalk explained that transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Tomori is likely to be sent out on loan this month.
In his tweet, Marshment declared that ‘reports of a Leeds swoop on Chelsea for Fikayo Tomori are gathering pace’ and this post caught the attention of many Whites fans.
So, how have these Leeds United fans been reacting to this news on Fikayo Tomori?
This post drew a negative response from plenty of Leeds United fans, with some indicating that they wouldn’t want to sign the Chelsea centre-back on loan, only for the Whites to end up being unable to sign him permanently following that loan spell, as was the case with Brighton and Hove Albion’s Ben White, who helped Leeds to get promoted to the Premier League during his loan spell at Elland Road last season but didn’t join Leeds permanently in the summer transfer window despite the club making several bids.
“Doesn’t make sense to me at all. Then Llorente gets fit and Koch…we have to many defenders. It’s midfield we really need to strengthen”
“I know a loan in this area is the correct call. But this is another Ben White in the making.”
“If he hasn’t played for 3 month I can’t see that happening bielsa likes players to be fully fit, he’d take at least a month to be ready”
“If it’s a loan to buy, there’s logic to it. If it’s a loan only, then I really don’t see much benefit for Leeds.”
Should Leeds sign Tomori on loan?
“I really can’t see this, when we have all our players back fit, where does he fit?
Cooper, Koch, llorente, struijk.
Although right now it looks like we need him but long term I don’t see it.”
“Have to say I don’t understand this one. He’s a good centre half and had we not bought Llorente I would be up for this transfer. But at present we have 5 centre halves on our books + Ayling and Phillips as cover. Seems a waste of money to me.”
“Alarm bells ringing about the fitness of Koch and Llorente”
“This is the first rumour that has my attention and curiosity.”
All in all, it’s clear that many fans of the Yorkshire club feel that there are too many negatives to this potential deal to advocate for the transfer to happen.