Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has threatened to quit Elland Road if he doesn’t win back the number one jersey – and some of the club’s supporters have responded furiously to his comments.
The 22-year-old ended the campaign as the second-choice goalkeeper behind ex-Real Madrid ace Kiko Casilla.
Both were guilty of individual errors during the course of the season, but it’s the Spaniard who had the gloves for Marcelo Bielsa’s team going into the play-offs.
Peacock-Farrell, who is a product of the Leeds academy, has come out with some bold comments that he needs the number one position.
The Northern Ireland international has explained his desire to play next season and hinted at a possible departure if that’s not the case.
“If I stay at Leeds I’ll be staying at Leeds to play,” the 22-year-old said,” he said, as quoted by Yahoo Sport.
“The two scenarios would probably be I’m staying at Leeds and I’m playing or I’ll have to be elsewhere I think.”
“If I stay at Leeds I’ll be staying at Leeds to play,” the 22-year-old said. “The two scenarios would probably be I’m staying at Leeds and I’m playing or I’ll have to be elsewhere I think.”
Here are some Leeds fans ripping into Peacock-Farrell:
Get rid, We need better
— Andy 💙💛 (@andywatersjn) June 6, 2019
Is he sure ?! You need to be decent to be making threats like that
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) June 6, 2019
Got sent back from his loan at York not long ago now demanding the No1 jersey at Leeds?? Give it a rest mate 🤣🤣
— Lee Aldridge (@leeLUFCaldridge) June 6, 2019
arrogance when you are top of your game is one thing. Stop listening to your agent , he is after a pay day, you are too inconsistant for a top 3 championship team
— qualitylufc (@glennlowe19) June 6, 2019
You’ve got to be pretty good to make that kind of demand.. Sadly he isn’t! #lufc
— Joel Anderson (@joel_anderson_1) June 6, 2019
See ya 👋🏼
— Richard Johnston (@richjohnstonsa) June 6, 2019
Oh my days calm down you were dropped for a reason … see ya
— #loveleeds 💙💛💙💛 (@Lisa1973LUFC) June 6, 2019