Leeds United, Leeds United transfer policy now transparent for all

Leeds United transfer policy now transparent for all

The closing of the summer transfer window at 5p.m. confirmed to Leeds United fans the direction the club was taking on player dealings.

It was exactly as local journalist Phil Hay had predicted very early in the day, there was an expectation that there would be little seen at Elland Road in either direction.

That, ultimately, proved to be the case with there being no ins and no outs for the Whites. On a day where virtually every other club were wringing the changes, Leeds United fans were safe in the knowledge that they could go have their tea and not miss any surprise deals.

It was a transfer window that closed with Leeds United’s window containing a quintet of signings: three season-long loan deals and two permanent signings. Loan signings Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker (both Chelsea) and Jack Harrison (Manchester City) join permanent signings Barry Douglas (from Wolves) and Patrick Bamford (from Middlesbrough) at Elland Road.

Managing Director Angus Kinnear had already fired a warning shot across the bows so-to-speak when indicating that the club were likely to look at the loan window (which stretches to August 31). This seems to be the direction that YEP journalist thinks that the club might be taking:

That also seems to be a strategy that many Leeds United fans on social media have settled on. Whilst some have gone plunging headlong into a ‘buy buy buy’ frenzy, others have adopted a more laissez-faire approach.

As some of the latter group have tended to indicate, Premier League sides will have to name their 25-man squads ahead of the upcoming season which kicks off tomorrow with Manchester United vs Leicester City. This leaves a pool of players available for possible loan deals.

Premier League sides with bigger squads, such as the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, will have many Championship sides circling like vultures, looking at their available youngsters. Leeds United will be amongst them, amongst them and having a clear idea of where strengthening is needed.

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