Leeds United legend Normal Hunter is “severely unwell” in hospital fighting COVID-19 but is “fighting incredibly hard”.
The 76-year-old Leeds United and England legend played over 700 games for the Yorkshire club in a 15 year spell.
He was a member of Sir Alf Ramsay’s England 1966 World Cup winning squad and earned a total of 28 caps.
“His family would like to thank all Leeds fans for their amazing messages and well wishes,” Leeds United said.
“They would also like to say a huge thank you to the NHS doctors and nurses who continue to do an amazing job 24 hours a day for Norman and all of those currently in their care.
“As a club, we would also like to thank our fans, the wider football community and the media for respecting the wishes of privacy from the family at this time.
“We will continue to provide regular updates in the coming days.”