Leeds United supporters have been reacting on Twitter to a story in The Mirror claiming that Middlesbrough are looking to hijack their move for Norwich City’s Jonny Howson.
The 29-year-old had been linked with the Whites whilst Garry Monk was still manager, five-and-a-half years after departing the Yorkshire giants.
— NinetyMinutesOnline (@90MinsOnline) July 1, 2017
The ex-Swansea City boss has since taken the reigns at the Riverside Stadium and is still seemingly interested in securing Howson’s services for his new club.
Boro are said to be prepared to meet Norwich’s asking price of £5 million just a matter of months after their relegation from the Premier League.
As for the Canaries, they are willing to sell Howson to raise funds for new arrivals in the coming months after having their budget cut.
The central midfielder started his career at Elland Road, making his debut in September 2006 and going on to feature over 200 times for his boyhood side over the next five years.
He was named Leeds captain prior to the start of the 2011-2012 campaign but after a decent opening few months of the season, when the team looked set for a play-off push, he suffered a knee injury against Millwall and would not play for the club again.
Howson’s move to Norwich has proven successful but he is understood to want a return to the north of England.
The news of Boro’s interest has sparked a reaction from Leeds fans, largely due to Monk’s involvement in the potential deal.
The best of the Twitter responses can be found below:
The only reason Howson would go to Boro is if #lufc don't bid for him. Simple as that.
— Lee.ds (@anyoldsport) June 30, 2017
@andrearadri you are doing an amazing job so far, thank you! Let's make sure we get Howson back now. Do not let Monk get him at boro!
— Richard LUFC (@Richard_LUFC) June 30, 2017
Boro in for Jonny Howson… crack on @LUFC
— Brad. (@SIytman) June 30, 2017
Please please don't let Middlesbrough buy Johnny Howson, he is Lufc through and through, PLEASE GET HIM BACK AT OUR CLUB
— Anthony C (@Anthonytorquay) June 30, 2017
— Luke Cook (@luke_cook_) June 30, 2017
— Kev (@kevduckworth) June 30, 2017
You've got to beat Monk to Howson @andrearadri. Please.
— James (@JamesLUFC) June 30, 2017
Dear @andrearadri please just sign Johnny howson so boro and the snake don't snap him up
— Danieljamesrose (@danieljamesros2) June 30, 2017