Leeds United fans believe door has finally opened for Kyle Bartley comeback

Kyle Bartley of Leeds United gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Could Swansea City sacking Paul Clement push Kyle Bartley back to Leeds United?

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United (L) and Kyle Bartley of Leeds United (R) celebrate after Tim Ream of Fulham (not pictured) scores an own goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between...

Kyle Bartley was a huge success story at Leeds United during his loan spell at Elland Road, and admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post he was open to a return.

This was blocked by one man, Swans manager Paul Clement, who made very clear he saw Bartley as a key part of his squad.

Swansea blocked advances for Bartley and tied him down to a new contract, but now after Paul Clement has been sacked, the defender's future could be up in the air.

Swansea head coach Paul Clement reacts during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Bartley has missed the last three months of action with a knee injury, before making his comeback for the under-23s last night.

During his career at Swansea, he has been more out of the side than in, with former boss Francisco Guidolin deeming him surplus to requirements and loaning him out.

A new manager coming in means Bartley must prove himself all over again, and his history at Swansea have shown it could flip either way.

Kyle Bartley of Leeds United gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds did not sign a central defender permanently to replace Bartley, instead loaning in Matthew Pennington and promoting Conor Shaughnessy from the under-23s.

If Bartley was available, Leeds could create room, and fans are hoping that Clement's sacking opens the door for the defender to come back to the club...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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