Peterborough fans react to Ajose leaving for Leeds United

Leeds United

Nicky Ajose, 22, has joined Leeds United on a three-year deal from Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.

Leeds United made their second signing in as many days this afternoon by securing the services of Peterborough United striker Nicky Ajose on a three-year deal. 

Ajose, who scored 13 goals for Posh last season, has split the opinion of both Leeds and Peterborough United fans as the deal for the striker was seemingly out of the blue. Nevertheless, the current Leeds United boss, Dave Hockaday, has given the striker his full backing and labelled him 'a super professional'. 

Talking to Leeds' official club website, Hockaday said: ''Nicky was involved with a very good group of players in the Manchester United Academy and he was one of the high flyers in that group. 

''He can play up front in a number of roles and he is very talented. He is a super professional and is an ideal addition to our squad.'' 

Peterborough United fans, however, don't seem as enthusiastic as Hockaday about the 22-year-old's ability. In fact, the majority seem pleased that he has been moved on despite his goalscoring input from last season. 

The reaction:

Nevertheless, the young striker, who was considered a bright prospect for the future at Manchester United, will be hoping to prove to Leeds fans that he is capable of filling the void left by top goalscorer Ross McCormack despite his poor goalscoring record in the past. 

As he is still a young player, it is important that the fans give him a chance at Leeds United and, if he does get that chance, he may go on to prove the doubters wrong. 

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