The Italian has joined Empoli on loan for the 2016-17 season.
Leeds' Giuseppe Bellusci
Yesterday saw Leeds United strengthen their defensive options with the signature of Kyle Bartley on loan from Swansea City.
The Yorkshire club’s fans however were less excited about the incoming of a new defender, as they were with the outgoing of another.
Italian defender Giuseppe Bellusci left the club yesterday, joining Empoli on loan for the season with a view to a permanent move.
His departure has been universally welcomed among the Leeds United faithful.
The Italian defender was disliked by the majority of the Leeds United fans for varying reasons.
Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci
Firstly, there was his erratic performances on the pitch. He often stunned fans with his poor decision making and often lazy defending throughout his two seasons at Elland Road – which at times cost them points.
Then there were the rumours and rumblings of the Italian being a disruptive figurehead in the Leeds dressing room, who was bringing the club down.
Watford's Nordin Amrabat in action with Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci
His departure, although only initially on loan, was welcomed with open arms by most Leeds United fans on Twitter – who no doubt will be hoping Bartley can be a significant upgrade…
Wait, what, I'm on holiday and have only just seen that Bellusci has left. WHAT A START TO THE DAY. #lufc— Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22) July 2, 2016
Getting rid of Bellusci is "like a new signing" - genuinely. #LUFC— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) July 1, 2016
Getting rid of Bellusci will be our best bit of business all summer, didn't need his sort poisoning the team again. #LUFC— Alex Metcalf (@AlexMetcalfLUFC) July 1, 2016
Feels like a big cloud has lifted with Bellusci gone. All we need now defensively is Taylor signed up and a gk who can talk and catch #lufc— RichieRich (@MrJollyFucker) July 1, 2016
I'll never see Bellusci do one of those special overhead kick clearances that were always so successful again >wipes away tear of joy #lufc— Steve Dunn (@_stevedunn) July 1, 2016
Bellusci gone Bartley in - today's been a six pointer #lufc— jimdunford (@RiggingAsylum) July 1, 2016
Bellusci is a wonderful talented all round team player and I for one will be sorry to see him leave..... Said no one ever!!! #lufc— Nasty (@nastylufc) July 1, 2016
Delighted with Kyle Bartley. Don't know anything about him, apart from the fact he's not Bellusci #lufc— The Mad Leeds Fan (@TheMadLeedsFan) July 1, 2016