Charlie Taylor sends message on Instagram, Leeds fans respond

Leeds' Charlie Taylor and Birmingham's Paul Caddis and David Cotterill in action

Leeds ace is still to sign a new contract.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United face Fleetwood Town in the League Cup this evening, with the club desperate to bounce back from their opening day Championship defeat to QPR.

Left-back Charlie Taylor was among the starters, and is hoping to be involved against Fleetwood, the club where he spent a season on loan before breaking into the Leeds team.

Leeds' Charlie Taylor and Birmingham's Paul Caddis and David Cotterill in actionLeeds' Charlie Taylor and Birmingham's Paul Caddis and David Cotterill in action

Taylor is excited to face his old side, and commented on Instagram to express his feelings ahead of the match.

The post read: "charlietaylor93 Looking forward to been back at Highbury tomorrow night. Some great memories #ftfc"

Taylor has wisely kept a low presence on social media over the past few weeks, with speculation over his future increasing, with Leeds confirming via their official website last week they had rejected his transfer request.

Charlie Taylor of Leeds United in action with Aaron Wilbrahim of Bristol CityCharlie Taylor of Leeds United in action with Aaron Wilbrahim of Bristol City

His post gave an opportunity for supporters to try and make contact with him, and here is a look at a selection of the replies.

  • will.blythe: plz stay at Leeds
  • steve.willo: Give us this season Charlie u owe us that much forget QPR game and kick on for rest of the season sacko and Antonsson looked lively so there's a good chance we will do well this season
  • mark14barnett: all these tweets saying stay. If your heart isn't playing for Leeds just GO. Sit on the bench in terms Premiership just like your mate at West Ham.
  • isaactombs: I hope we leave you at fleetwood
  • lewis.roberts we need you Charlie MOT ALAW
  • luke_brosse sign a new contract at Leeds

Leeds are determined to hang onto Taylor despite his expiring contract, with HITC understanding West Ham had a £7 million offer rejected for the defender. 

The club will be owed a fee via tribunal if he joins another English next club on a 'free' next summer in any case, but it remains to be seen whether they can hold out until the transfer window closes.

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Feeney and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in actionBolton Wanderers' Liam Feeney and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action

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