Barnsley fans react to Aapo Halme's debut, after joining from Leeds United

Leeds United's Aapo Halme vies for possession with Sheffield United's David McGoldrick during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on...

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

Leeds United's Aapo Halme and Kalvin Phillips battle in the air with Bristol City's Josh Brownhill and Tomas Kalas during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Bristol...

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.

Leeds United's Aapo Halme vies for possession with Sheffield United's David McGoldrick during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on...

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