Leeds United fans react with jubilation as Giuseppe Bellusci leaves the club

Leeds' Giuseppe Bellusci

The Italian has joined Empoli on loan for the 2016-17 season.

Leeds' Giuseppe BellusciLeeds' 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.

Swansea's Kyle Bartley looks dejected at the end of the game

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 BellusciLeeds 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 BellusciWatford'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…

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