Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the departure of Paudie O’Connor on a loan deal.
The 20-year-old central defender moved to the Whites from Limerick in 2017 and was quite impressed for the Under-23 side.
The centre-back made four appearances in the Championship during the 2017-18 campaign after making his debut for Sunderland, who are now in League One after getting relegated from the second tier of English football.
O’Connor is still very young and is quite unproven, and it would have been hard for the 20-year-old to play week in and week out for the Whites.
Leeds fans have taken twitter to give their reaction to the club’s decision to send O’Connor out on a season-long loan deal to Blackpool in the summer transfer window.
Below are some of the best comments:
Haven't seen this many loans since Peter Ridsdale was in charge— Eamo Salah (@EamoV1) July 6, 2018
How many we got for first game? Shall I bring my boots?— Matt James (@MattJLufc) July 6, 2018
We'll be waiting Paudie.. enjoy your time in Blackpool. The season is long. Learn what you can and get your arse back here.. good luck— Paul Hewson (@MonkeyWauly) July 6, 2018
I swear we are going to end up with 10 players— George Lindley (@GJLindley) July 6, 2018
One departure i dont get looked miles better than cooper in the games he played last season— Bryn Johnson (@BrynLufc) July 6, 2018
Paudie was a rare gem last season, showed brilliance. Must definitely be big replacements planned if he's been loaned out. #lufc— Mital (@Mital_KE) July 6, 2018
Good move that to be fair ...— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) July 6, 2018
Now announce Vydra.
Paudie OConnor has lots of potential so playing all the time will help develop him but he could easily have done a job this season for us so we better be bringing in a couple of even more talented CBs then #lufc #MOT #ALAW— Marc F (@billywigwam13) July 6, 2018
Have we suddenly become Chelsea??— Jimmy Sheridan (@jimmers61) July 6, 2018
We're not gonna have a squad for the 1st game ffs— JM (@JoshLUFC_) July 6, 2018
Shocking decision, he'll learn more at Leeds and probably get a few games in first team as he's a good partner with Pontus. Must have a couple of defenders lined up— Terry Jackson (@TerryJa68306622) July 6, 2018