Deal of the summer?

With the English transfer window due to close tomorrow (31st August), you can expect a day of non-stop rumours and speculation as the clubs make their final permanent additions to the squads until January.

So far, Leeds United have brought in a total of eight new faces (which includes Watt on a season-long loan) with an estimated total spend in the region of £700,000.

Transfer deadline day can often bring huge surprises and panic buys from managers desperate to add the finishing touches to their sides. This year, the Championship could be a little quieter though as many teams are expected to wait until September the 1st when the Premier League clubs have to submit their final 25 man squads for the season.

Other than the possible signing of Ramon Nunez, I expect a quiet day for Leeds United tomorrow. Simon Grayson has already said that he hopes to benefit from the Premier League’s new 25 man squad rule, and I suspect a lot of Championship managers will feel the same.

With little activity expected, here’s a summary of what’s happened so far starting with players in;

Player Pos Age From Cost
Kasper Schmeichel GK 23 Notts County Free
Paul Connolly RB 26 Derby Free
Lloyd Sam WNG 25 Charlton Free
Billy Paynter STR 25 Swindon Free
Federico Bessone LB 26 Swansea Free
Alex Bruce CB/DM 25 Ipswich £200,000*
Ross McCormack STR 23 Cardiff £500,000*
Sanchez Watt WNG/STR 19 Arsenal Loan

With eight players added to the Leeds United team, Grayson and Bates were undoubtedly hoping for more interest in the likes of Andy Robinson and Alan Sheehan who continue to add a touch of over-paid quality to our reserve team.

With a lot of attention on the players we’ve struggled to get rid of, it may surprise some Leeds fans to learn that more players have moved out than in over the summer. A full list of these is below;

Player Pos Age To Cost
Jermaine Beckford STR 26 Everton Free
Rui Marques CB 32 Unattached Released
Paul Dickov STR 37 Oldham Released
Casper Ankergren GK 30 Brighton Free
Andrew Milne CB 19 Barrow Released
Tresor Kandol STR 28 Unattached Released
Liam Darville CB 19 Tranmere Loan
Tom Lees CB 19 Bury Loan
Alan Martin GK 21 Barrow Loan
Tom Elliot STR 19 Rotherham Loan

*Please note that the transfer fees used in this article are estimated. The price used is based on an average of other sources estimations.