Leeds United might well wind up regretting the sale of Mallik Wilks.
That is because the 20-year-old enjoyed a sensational debut on Saturday as new club Barnsley beat Fulham 1-0 at Oakwell.
A lot of fans were looking forward to seeing what Wilks could do in their team this season after a stunning loan spell in League One with Doncaster Rovers last term.
By the same token, a lot of supporters were unhappy to see him sold, and it's fair to say that some Leeds fans are even more unhappy now by virtue of the fact that he dazzled on his league debut yesterday.
Here's how they responded:
Malik Wilks looks something else. Another example of terrible, terrible business from Leeds. #lufc— LUFC News (@LUFC_NewsOnline) August 3, 2019
Wilks, causing chaos for Barnsley. One we may regret selling I fear.— LUFC Fan Tweets (@Lufc_retweets) August 3, 2019
Of course Malik Wilks is tearing Fulham a new one... #lufc— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) August 3, 2019
Said all summer we should've kept him... Yet another awful decision from this club— Mark Schofield (@Scoffer8) August 3, 2019
Haha, he looks incredible.— Anders has opinions (@BenBuford11) August 3, 2019
Only first game but Wilks looks exactly like what we need ffs #lufc— Robbo (@Ste_Robbo87) August 3, 2019
Malik Wilks tearing Fulham a new arsehole. Just what you want to hear isn’t it FFS. #lufc— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) August 3, 2019
Was Wilks needed this season? Potentially not because Bielsa, to his credit, has an abundance of class wingers, including Helder Costa.
That being said, there was no need to sell him - definitely not to a Yorkshire and Championship rival, and definitely not for peanuts.
This is one of those that could come back to haunt the Elland Road side in a major, major way.
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