After a news article claimed Leeds United are close to losing one of their young stars, fans have reacted with confusion online.
Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that Sunderland are among the clubs in talks with Niall Huggins regarding a permanent transfer.
It went on to explain that over the summer, it has been made clear that Huggins is no longer part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, and a move away was the most likely outcome for the youngster.
Chief football writer at the Yorkshire Evening Post, Graham Smyth, shared his article on
Twitter and it soon drew the attention of a number of Leeds supporters.
Here’s what these
Leeds fans had to say…
“Getting rid of Huggins would be a huge loss… Lad has bags of talent…”
“Just don’t get it, watched Huggins last 2 seasons in U23s one of the better players in a very good squad, now could be gone for peanuts and not given much of a chance in the first team..”
“Why has Huggins suddenly fallen down the order, he was very impressive vs Arsenal, and made the bench a few more times?”
“Looks to be permanent. He’s a good player but I did hear rumblings of a falling out so not in Bielsa’s plans.”
“Very good player. Everyone seems surprised he’s suddenly dropped out of favour. I watched all but 2 U23 games last season. Originally a flying winger, converted to left-back (despite being right-footed). Very intelligent and progressive player. Definitely good enough for L1.”
“Shame he’s going, thought he was solid for 23s last year.”
The 20-year-old looks to have a decent career potentially ahead of him having made an
appearance against Arsenal in the Premier League last season.
With that in mind, it’s understandable why these
Leeds fans feel a little bemused that their club seem set to allow Huggins to leave on a permanent basis.