Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with a move for Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker.
It has been reported that the Whites and the Blues have held advanced discussions over the transfer of the England Under-21 international, who spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough.
The report has claimed that Leeds are interested in securing the services of the youngster on a permanent contract, but the West Yorkshire outfit are also claimed to be open to having him on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.
Baker has been at Chelsea since 2005, but the 23-year-old midfielder - who earns £20,000 per week as salary according to Spotrac.com - has failed to break into the London club’s first team.
The Englishman has had spells on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, Milton Keynes Dons, Vitesse and Middlesbrough in recent years.
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with a move for Chelsea midfielder Baker in the summer transfer window.
Below are some of the best comments:
Hopefully a good signing but you never know— Henry Nelson (@dobrownelson) June 29, 2018
Announce baker Abel and vydra triple swoop please. Thanks muchly#lufc— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) June 29, 2018
Leeds need options. Baker will contribute massively to that. Four central midfielders with different ways of playing isn’t bad at all. Get him signed.— Nathan morris (@mozza26lufc) June 29, 2018
He’s a class act! Defo a 1st player!— Martin Kelly (@kels9lufc) June 29, 2018
Lewis Baker is i proper solid midfielder and a really good signing, some of our fans need a reality check of who Leeds actually are these days #lufc— FORDY-LUFC (@richard67293755) June 29, 2018
struggling to understand the negativity from a lot of fans about us signing Baker. Great prospect clearly got talent and if bielsa wants him he clearly knows something "Barry" whos heard he struggled to get in boro's team does! #stopthenegativity #lufc— Josh (@superleedsmacca) June 29, 2018
Baker is a very decent player, would be happy with that. If he can play like he did in Holland and in the Chelsea and England youth teams then we’ve got a quality player.— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) June 29, 2018
Baker is a creative centre midfielder for anyone who doesn't know who he is, it is a position #lufc clearly lack in .... if he comes we then needs the 2 strikers, CB, GK and a winger possibly on loan— DavidK (@DavidKershaw7) June 29, 2018