When the news first broke that this could happen last week I was full of optimism. Now however since we are now selling our captain the question has to be asked. Are we no longer able to keep our star assets?
Like any other Leeds fan I'm delighted that we have been able to bring Fab back on loan, even if it's just for a month at the minute. My initial thoughts were that he would be here to cover the gap left by Jonny Howsons' injury. But obviously i was wrong as he appears to be on the way to Norwich, subject to personal terms and a medical.
Also now with contract talks with Adam Clayton stalling, who has plenty of suitors who would be willing to take him to the top flight and rumours circling that Leicester City are going to make a bid for Robert Snodgrass. Are we going to be able to keep hold of these players, when they will be able to go away and earn a lot more than they do at Elland Road. It's about time that the club started to pay that bit extra to make sure we tie down our best players for four or five years. Rather than lose them on a free or for a very small fee.
Although I do believe getting two million for a player who has five months left on his contract and currently sidelined with a long term injury is a good deal. It is still one i would rather not see happen. Since he has been out of the side our form has dipped dramatically. Bringing Fabian in is still a good move however, he has bags of ability and a desire and passion for the game. If Simon Grayson can persuade Aston Villa to let him stay at the club until the end of the season then I truly believe our starting midfield cannot be matched by any other club in this division.
What the club needs to do is make sure that no more of our key players are sold in this window. If they are then we will definitely not be in the promotion shake up at the end of the season. We need to improve the spine of the team then the rest will fall into place. Unlike many I still believe that Grayson is the right man for the job. He likes his teams to play attacking football and given the right funding could get the players that he needs to get us promoted.
If that is the case, Ken Bates, will you back your manager that you paid Blackpool a decent amount of money for?
I doubt it.
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