Leeds United fans unhappy as reports link them to Ard van Peppen

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Roda JC defender Ard van Peppen already has it all to do to win over Leeds United supporters.

Leeds United fansLeeds United fans are unconvinced by their latest transfer target

While links with Polish and Macedonian internationals Mateusz Klich and Ezgjan Alioski have been met with cautious optimism by Leeds United supporters, it’s fair to say poor Ard van Peppen has not made the best first impression.

With Charlie Taylor, arguably the most naturally gifted left-back in the Championship, seemingly determined to leave this summer when his contract expires, Leeds fans would have been hoping for a player of equal ability and potential.

Van Peppen, however, is hardly what they had in mind. The 31-year-old Dutchman only survived relegation from the Eredivisie last season when Roda JC narrowly edged out MVV in the play-off last season.

Yet, Roda JC Live claim that Leeds have surprisingly offered him a two-year contract, much to the dismay of supporters who were hoping Andrea Radrizzani’s arrival as owner would lead to more ambitious transfer targets.

Leeds United fans celebrate

Instead, Leeds supporters will once again be forced to consult Wikipedia for information. And it will tell them that Van Peppen has spent his entire career bouncing round some of the Eredivisie’s more middling clubs, RKC Waalwijk and De Graafschap to name just two.

Its a Ard time being Van Peppen

And it’s fair to say he didn’t exactly stand out in the Dutch top flight last season. Perhaps this explains the rather incredulous reaction to reports that he could replace the homegrown Taylor in Leeds’ squad.

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