We’ve all heard it by now, according to Phil Hay and the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are interested in bringing Kyle Bartley back to the club.
Transfer latest- Leeds United move to open talks with Swansea about a deal for Kyle Bartley after installing the centre-back as a top summer target:https://t.co/dtcsl9IDnn
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 28, 2018
That was greeted with understandable excitement followed by the obvious doubt, was this information leaked to take some of the pressure that’s building on Andrea Radrizzani? The link seems to be legit, but before you get too happy, Swansea have claimed there to be no contact between the two clubs and also dropped the bombshell that Bartley has picked up another knee injury. However despite all of this, the ever-reliable Adam Pope has stated the injury isn’t serious.
I understand it’s a sprain & he will be out 7-10 days.
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) April 30, 2018
There’s no doubt that the signing of Kyle Bartley is bigger than your stereotypical transfer. Everything that went wrong this season can be traced back from the failure to retain our best players, of which Kyle was one. Going out and bringing him back to Elland Road early in the summer would be a huge statement of intent and will help attract other top players. It may also have contributed to Pablo signing his new deal, would he have committed to another two years if he thought we’d be in a relegation fight?
Getting rid of Heckingbottom would be a good start to improving things as well, he clearly doesn’t have the quality needed. He must be on his way to one of the worst records a manger has ever had in a calendar year.
Feel free to let us know your thoughts on the situation, do you want Kyle Bartley back at Leeds?