Last season it all fell apart for Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship, this was after a sparkling start. However, all that glitters isn’t gold – Whites fans being left with iron pyrite rather than aurum.
It was a hard campaign to take last time out for the terrace faithful at Elland Road, especially after a promising 2016/17 campaign. Under the stewardship of Garry Monk, Leeds defied their previous campaigns of mid-table mediocrity to finish a heartbreaking seventh.
This season just gone was meant to be the leap from the springboard season. Leeds leapt fine, just that the safety net wasn’t there to catch them when they started to fall. With that disappointment at a season wasted comes one thing – expectation.
Leeds fans are expecting big changes for the 2018/19 Sky bet Championship campaign that kicks off in early August. This sense of expectation has been heightened what with the early start to the transfer window that is already more than a week underway.
With the early opening of the window comes the early events of ‘silly season’ as player after player seems to be linked to Leeds United. Current favourites in that respect are soon-to-be free agent striker Abel Hernandez and former loan favourite central defender Kyle Bartley.
However, and aside from many more, two players that the Whites have been linked with for a while are Peterborough duo Marcus Maddison and Jack Marriott. Reports from certain media have said that the duo are available for a combined fee of £9 million.
It has certainly been a link that has had Whites fans commenting on Twitter and across other social media platforms. It is also a link that fans keep on returning to, such as the following Leeds fan’s question to Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony.
@DMAC102 Cheeky Question… Are any of your current players heading to Elland Road?
— Matty Petch (@PETCHY007) May 26, 2018
Now Posh owner McAnthony is no shrinking violet when it comes to Twitter, indeed he is one of the most active club owners on the social media site. He is also honest in his answers, at times enigmatic but largely straight as a die with his replies.
No Matty. https://t.co/PCddPr5dW7
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) May 26, 2018
So, whilst Leeds United fans might be desperate to see the club begin to rack up new signings, signings that demonstrate intent, it doesn’t appear that these will include Marcus Maddison and Jack Marriott.