Until a couple of weeks ago the future of Giuseppe Bellusci seemed certain but recent days have posed a serious question about whether Leeds may well keep the Italian defender. Today Phil Hay has confirmed that will not be the case, and he will be moved on.
Even those who rate Bellusci as a player will see that this is the only way forward. In terms of actual ability Bellusci wasn’t out of his depth at Leeds, but his erratic decision making and constant lack of professional behaviour meant he looked more than out of his depth, and the relentless negativity that came from him meant he was never going to stand a chance at the club again, especially with the improvements made last season.
Bellusci has played 90 minutes over the last two games, 45 against Harrogate Town and then again against Guiseley. The situation surrounding his return came to a head at Guiseley where he had an altercation or two with a handful of fans who were directing anger towards the man who led a six-man walkout at Charlton a few years ago. Bellusci will leave the club and probably return to Italy. Drama over. We move on.