Leeds United have confirmed their legend Peter Lorimer is currently in a hospice as he fights a long-term illness.
There had been speculation on social media about the former Scotland winger's condition on Thursday night and on FridayLeeds
issued a statement to update their fans.
The Premier League club said
: “Sadly we can confirm that Peter Lorimer is currently in a hospice battling a long-term illness.
“Peter, his wife Sue and their family would like some privacy at this time, but 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.”
made 676 appearances for Leeds during two different spells from 1962-79 and 1983-85 and he scored 238 goals during his two spells at the club.