The proposed takeover of Leeds United is still on track. Yorkshire Post journalist Richard Sutcliffe tweeted that Warnock is looking to sign his third player very soon – a Bosman, due to the ‘takeover not done yet’.
The YEP’s Phil Hay has written today that:
Talks are at a “delicate” but advanced stage and edging towards a conclusion.
After missing out on high priority signings this Summer, Neil Warnock was believed to have threatened to walk without the promised transfer funds. Warnock met up with current chairman Ken Bates last Wednesday, and said:
Me and Shaun Harvey worked late into the night on Monday to make the deal with Adam happen.
Warnock also talked to club-owned Yorkshire Radio, saying:
Down in the Westcountry … we’ll be training morning, afternoon, and playing at night. It’s not like just a few games and a jolly – it’s going to be hard work down there. It would be nice to get the majority of players in [before then] and I’m hoping that can soon happen.
Meanwhile, Adam Drury has told the Official Site of his excitement at the ‘big things ahead’:
“I’m excited about what I’m coming into, and I can’t wait to get going.”
“I had a few options, there was some interest and I could have gone abroad, but with what could happen here it’s a massive pull and I want to be a part of it.”
“Obviously with the manager and what he’s looking achieve here, I want to be a part of it.
“After I’d met him and spoke to him, and the way he sold the club…there’s obviously big things ahead. This is a great opportunity for me at this stage of my career and I want to be a part of it.
“He’s not going to settle for second best and he expects to be challenging, and he’s looking to bring others in, and I’m just glad to be a part of that.”