A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from 90 Min this week claiming that the Whites are interested in signing James McCarthy from Crystal Palace this summer.
The Elland Road faithful are waiting for the club to bring in their first new face of the window. Marcelo Bielsa has so far ensured that Illan Meslier has joined Helder Costa in signing a permanent deal after being on loan.
And it appears that one of the names on the club’s wishlist is McCarthy, according to 90 Min. They claim that the Championship winners are battling with the likes of Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa for his signature.
90 Min adds that Palace will want to make back most of the £8 million that they spent on signing the former Everton man.
McCarthy is a player who would provide Premier League experience. He has made over 250 appearances in the division during his career.
However, it does appear that the fans are not convinced that a potential move for McCarthy would be a good idea.
While Palace are seemingly not demanding big money, it does appear that he would command a hefty wage. Spotrac shows that he earns £50,000-a-week at Selhurst Park.
And he has struggled with injury in the past. Therefore, some of the Leeds fans on social media believe that the club would be much better off looking elsewhere this summer.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports…
Nope I’d actually rather keep our midfield as it is rather than have him too slow for murder ball
— ALLDAY LEEDS 🏆 (@allday_leeds) August 4, 2020
No thanks. Plus we’ve got Forshaw coming back 🤞
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) August 4, 2020
Average player. Need 3-4 top quality signings.
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) August 4, 2020
— SJ Wilson 🏆 #ALE #LUFC #MOT (@SJWilson_LUFC) August 4, 2020
Can’t see us signing him to be honest
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) August 4, 2020
I think he’s a little old for the players we will be targeting. Bielsa likes up and coming players that he can mould and improve. #lufc
— Lufc1982 (@Lufc19821) August 4, 2020