Lewis Baker has cut his loan spell at Leeds United short, with the 23-year-old midfielder opting for a move across the Championship to link up with Reading FC.
Leeds announced the news this afternoon on Twitter, confirming that Baker had been recalled by Chelsea after just two starts in the opening 26 Championship fixtures of the season.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 9, 2019
In both those starts, Baker was axed by Marcelo Bielsa at half-time, with the midfielder struggling to have any impact at all whilst at LS11.
Immediately, Reading have confirmed the arrival of Baker, with Jose Gomes wasting no time in adding the former England youth international to his squad at the Madejski Stadium.
The majority of Leeds’ supporters have accepted the decision, with Baker not really pushing for a place in the starting XI.
However, some were quick to fire a warning to Reading about the player they’ve just signed.
Here’s a look at the reaction from Elland Road…
Unlucky reading???????? Leeds fans all desperate for a signing but found this good news the fact he was leaving???? enjoy
— alaw (@alawalaw1919) January 9, 2019
— Sam (@Iufcsamm) January 9, 2019
Should do well for a team sitting where you are. Didnt have a chance with us @lufc really. Good luck to him
— Johnny Pickersgill (@johnnypleeds) January 9, 2019
His attitude showed that he couldn’t be bothered for us at #lufc Doesn’t have the commitment or attitude to be playing in championship. Really disappointing for us
— Liam Giddens (@Liam_Giddens) January 9, 2019
Had two season long loans and started 10 games, says it all. Will probably be one of your best players, but not good enough compared to our squad. Left with his tail bethis legs rather than working harder. Bad attitude
— Dom R (@dommer14) January 9, 2019
Midfield Ace? That’s stretching it a bit ????
— El Loco Marcelo (@Ellislufc) January 9, 2019
Crikey, that was quick. #LUFC
— Lew. (@lewgibbsandrews) January 9, 2019
He’s awful .. couldn’t get in the team at Leeds. 4th choice. When he did get in the team due to injuries and suspensions he was just completely uninspiring. Wouldn’t get excited.
— Luke Battensby ???????????????????????????? (@lbattensby90) January 9, 2019
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