Leeds legend Peter Lorimer, 74, moved to hospice as he battles long-term illness and wife thank fans for support

LEEDS legend Peter Lorimer has been moved to a hospice as he battles a long-term illness.

The Scot, 74, is the Elland Road club’s leading scorer with 238 goals in a Leeds career spanning two spells and 24 years.

Leeds confirmed the news in a short statement released on behalf of Lorimer and his family.

The club said: “Peter, his wife Sue and their family would like some privacy at this time.

“But they also want to thank the Leeds United fans across the world for their wonderful messages of support.

The club will update fans on Peter’s progress in due course.”

Lorimer, who earned 21 caps for Scotland, is fifth on Leeds’ all-time appearance list with 703 games.

A fan tweeted: "Warrior on and off the pitch , keep fighting."

One social media post read: "We are all with you Peter fighting with you."

Another Tweet said: "So sad. Such a great man and advocate for Leeds United. Thoughts with him and his family."

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