Leeds fans react as Blackpool close to signing Olly Casey

Blackpool are close to signing Leeds United youngster Olly Casey on a permanent deal this summer.

Casey is a highly-rated young player who is a regular member of the Under-23 side. However, Blackpool have made an approach and are looking to sign the 20-year-old.

The centre-back is one area where Leeds have enough options at the moment, and it is highly unlikely that the youngster will break into the senior side.

Casey took part in the shock 3-0 defeat against Crawley in the FA Cup third round last season.

According to reports from the Yorkshire Evening PostCasey is likely to secure a permanent move to Blackpool.

The report claims that the youngster, who is currently on holiday in Portugal, is keen on moving. His signing could be delayed as he will have to self isolate on his return.

Here are some of the best reactions from the Leeds fans on Twitter:

Casey has a contract at Leeds until 2023, but the chances of him making the cut in the senior team are very slim.

The Whites bolstered their defensive options last season by signing Robin Koch and Diego Llorente, while Pascal Struijk has proved over the past few months that he is more than a handy back-up centre-back option for the club.

Liam Cooper is still a towering figure at the club, while Charlie Cresswell is showing more potential to break into the senior side.

Casey is way down the pecking order at the club, and a move to Blackpool is an exciting opportunity for him to prove his quality.

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