Ex-Leeds star Aapo Halme praised on Twitter

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United confronts Aapo Halme of Barnsley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on September 15, 2019 in...

Leeds United sold the mountainous defender to Barnsley this past summer.

Aapo Halme of Barnsley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Barnsley, England.

A former Leeds United player made a big impression on Friday night.

The Whites sold Aapo Halme to Barnsley in July and the big Finnish centre-back had perhaps his best game for his old club's Yorkshire rivals' 2-2 draw at home to Bristol City last night.

The 21-year-old, who stands at 6'5, was superb at both ends of the field and scored on 77 minutes to pull one back for the Tykes, who were losing 2-0 in the final quarter.

Halme, who now has two goals this season, briefly played for Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa last term, clocking 142 minutes across four Championship appearances.

 

Here's how some Barnsley fans reacted to his display against the Robins.

This one might well come back to bite Leeds.

You could understand United's decision to sell if they were flush with centre-back options, but it's precisely the opposite.

Gaetano Berardi, a full-back by trade, has been playing in the absence of Liam Cooper in recent weeks, while Kalvin Phillips dropped into central defence last season.

Halme was one of several central defenders who the Leeds boss parted company with during the summer - Pontus Jansson being the most high-profile one - and it could come back to haunt the Elland Road side.

Aapo Halme of Leeds United and Luke Freeman of QPR during the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on January 6, 2019 in London, United...

 

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