In an unsurprising turn of events, it seems Kyle Bartley is set to follow Garry Monk and sign for Middlesbrough. Leeds will have been expecting this to happen and have been looking at centre-backs themselves, considering only the club only has two first-team centre-backs, one of which is Liam Cooper. We wrote this piece on potential replacements for Kyle Bartley a while ago.
Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson were the bast CB partnership we’ve seen at Leeds since the Premier League, but if Bartley wants to be a snake like Garry, we’ll just move on. No one man is bigger than Leeds United. Leeds will be looking to appoint a manager themselves in the next week and then they can start signing players. Preseason is also set to be announced on Monday.