Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa opted to sell Aapo Halme to Barnsley during the summer transfer window.

Barnsley fans have slated Aapo Halme, after he made his debut following signing from Leeds United.

Leeds opted to let Halme go earlier in the summer, and the decision was heavily questioned by many of the Elland Road crowd.

Leeds fans felt that Halme’s departure left them short of options at centre-back, especially after Ben White was their only defensive recruit of the summer.

However, Halme’s debut for Barnsley may have highlighted why Marcelo Bielsa had reservations over utilising the aerially commanding centre-back.

Halme really struggled for Barnsley last night, as they were beaten 3-0 by Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup.

The young defender gave away a penalty in the first-half, and never looked comfortable throughout.

And the reaction to Halme’s showing may well show why Leeds were willing to let him go.

While Barnsley were beaten 3-0 by their lower league opponents in the cup, Leeds progressed comfortably.

Bielsa’s men cruised past Salford City to set up a second round tie with Stoke City.

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