Yesterday, Sky Bet Championship side Burton Albion confirmed that they have re-signed midfielder Luke Murphy from Leeds United on a season-long loan deal. The 27-year-old linked up with the Brewers in January on a temporary stint, impressing enough for Nigel Clough to bring him back again.
It once again is further proof that Murphy no longer has a future at Leeds. The former Crewe Alexandra youngster has been shipped out again, despite the fact there was a managerial change at Elland Road this summer. With Thomas Christiansen happy for him to go, it gives Murphy the chance to continue rebuilding his career.
However, it begs the question of if Leeds fans are happy with this move again? Maybe they feel he should at least be given another opportunity to establish himself under management? He could simply have wanted to move back to Burton and done all he can to push the deal through? He’ll clearly play regularly at the Pirelli Stadium, which will be a determining factor for him and probably any footballer when deciding a move. Having two years left on his contract with Leeds is certainly a stumbling block to him being sold right now it seems.
The last time Murphy pulled on the famous Leeds United jersey was last August in the League Cup away victory over Luton Town. This was a game where then manager Garry Monk made a plethora of changes to his starting team, handing out opportunities to the likes of Tyler Denton, Marco Silvestri and Matt Grimes. A solitary Denton goal saw them over the line.
Do Leeds fans agree with the fact Murphy has been loaned out again? Is now the time to let him go permanently? Check out our selection of Twitter responses we identified to give you a bit of a flavour of the general emotion around the topic.
— ColD (@colrad78) July 3, 2017
Murphy should never play for the club again! #lufc
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) June 20, 2017
I think it's fair to say with Luke Murphy again going out on loan we will never see him play for Leeds again.He had good and bad times #lufc
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) July 3, 2017