By Kim Bjerregaard
A rumour surfaced today that Leicester would either release or transfer list Jermaine Beckford, and instantly Twitter exploded with people either wanting Leeds to sign him up or people doing their best to persuade Leeds to leave Beckford alone. I'm a bit torn to be honest, the guy can score goals, plenty of goals when he's in the right mood, he can also be a lazy bugger that complains and moans most of the time, and the "fun" part is, you never know which Jermaine you'll see.
Beckford will always be a hero to Leeds fans for his goal against Manchester United on January 3rd 2010 and for him scoring the goal that finally got us out of League One on a wonderful day in May 2010 - but if I'm honest I think we should let Beckford sign for someone else, I just can't see him being a 20-25 goalscorer in the championship, plus the whole taking players back who asked to leave is not really always the best idea, I fear he'd return with an attitude of him being bigger then Leeds since he's been in the Premier League and we haven't.
So, the verdict will have to be; Thanks for the memories Becks but our paths should probably not cross again, for the good of Leeds United and probably for you too... So Brian McDermott, please sign Billy Sharp!