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Sit out, get out: Leeds United looking into disciplining Charlie Taylor

Defender was “ill-advised” in decision to sit against Wigan, faces the consequences before he leaves Leeds.

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A contract renewal for Charlie Taylor is ... well ... not likely.
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Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor will face disciplinary proceedings as the Whites have begun looking into the possibility, according to TalkSPORT.

The former under-19 England national has been with Leeds since 2011 when he debuted with the club following graduating from Thorp Arch.

According to TalkSPORT, Taylor “made himself unavailable” to travel to Wigan in the 1-1 season-finale draw. Leeds manager Garry Monk called Taylor “naïve” and said he was “ill-advised.” Monk suggested Taylor’s decision to sit was “unacceptable.”

The defender has been linked to several clubs for awhile now, most notably West Bromwich Albion, who apparently are still keen on Taylor despite the recent sit-out.

Taylor’s contract with the Whites is set to expire at the end of June. Because Taylor is under 24 years old, Leeds would receive compensation from any team that elected to pick him up.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that the likely outcome of any disciplinary proceeding with Taylor will be a fine.

Fans online turned on Taylor after Monk’s post-game press conference too, so no one will be too sad to see him go. It’s a shame his time at Leeds is ending like this, but it seems that it’s his choice, and a fine seems the appropriate punishment for refusing to play while under contract.

NOTES

-Andrea Radrizzani told an Italian newspaper he expects to complete the deal giving him full ownership of the club in 10-14 days:

At that point, if it hasn’t happened already, we can expect talks to speed up between the owner and Monk regarding Monk’s future with the club. Radrizzani is completing a deal made with fellow owner Massimo Cellino after he bought 50 percent of the club in January.

-Winger Hadi Sacko tweeted a heart-felt goodbye to Elland Road following Sunday’s season-ender.

The Frenchman was on loan to the Whites from Sporting CP in Portugal. This season, Sacko scored just a pair of goals for Leeds. His future with Leeds is still yet to be determined, but it seems from this message that his time with the Whites has likely come to an end.