Leeds United were heavily linked with ex Brighton keeper David Stockdale but the Englishman chose Birmingham City which was a shock for many. Here’s how the fans reacted to the transfer.
The 31 year old made played in all but one of the 46 domestic league fixtures last season for Brighton. He made a massive 20 clean sheets in that time and conceded just 40 goals. But due to Brighton being heavily linked with Valencia C.F keeper Mathew Ryan it looks like he wouldn’t be number one next season if he was to have stayed, so leaving Brighton looks to have been the correct move for Stockdale.
Some fans were just extremely shocked by the news he’d not chosen Leeds…
— ChazzyAmex (@ChazPalethorpe) June 13, 2017
These two Leeds fans were quite disappointed at the fact they failed to get their man…
— Ben Randall (@leeds_ben) June 13, 2017
#lufc How many times must we sit by and watch 'gettable' transfer targets slip through our fingers. Should have signed Stockdale regardless
— Richardofyorks (@richardofyorks) June 14, 2017
Quite a few Leeds United fans claim they’d rather have their current number one, Rob Green, anyway…
I'd be bothered about Stockdale if we needed a number 1. We don't. Rob Green was easily in the top 5 keepers last season. #lufc
— Jack (@EllandReports) June 13, 2017
— Chris Harrison (@CHarrison_lufc) June 14, 2017
Everyone saying we should've signed Stockdale. What's wrong with Rob Green? #lufc
— Dan Prowse (@Prowsey_14) June 14, 2017
This Leeds Unted fan thinks that missing out on David Stockdale tops of the turmoil Leeds are currently in…
Missing Stockdale on a free, no idea on a coach, pre season up in the air & a general confusion at #Lufc.
No surprise Monk left the circus
— Ayub Patel (@AyubPatel123) June 14, 2017
And finally there’s always one fan that can’t resist at slight dig a the Leeds United faithful…
— Rob Wildey (@rw_bcfc) June 14, 2017
But the questions that everyone seems to be asking is was Stockdale right to leave Premier League Brighton and was it the correct decision to chose Birmingham City over Leeds United? Only time will tell..