Leeds United have today announced the arrival of a new midfielder.

23-year-old Tom Adeyemi arrives on a season-long loan from Cardiff City. The deal is with a view to a permanent transfer, a method Massimo Cellino seems to be fond of using, and is Leeds’ fifth signing of the summer (including the permanent deal for Sol Bamba).

Wales Online claim that should Leeds United decide to make the move permanent, a £1m buy-out clause has been agreed, which would net Cardiff an estimated £250,000 profit and gives some indication as to his potential value.

Adeyemi is a central midfielder, a position that might not have been top of Leeds United’s priorities had it not been for an injury Luke Murphy picked up in pre-season training which looks set to sideline him for the opening few weeks of the campaign after undergoing a minor operation on his knee.

Leeds’ new midfielder was born in Milton Keynes and started his career at Norwich City after graduating from their academy system. He spent 2013-14 at Birmingham City where he made 40 appearances before transferring to Cardiff City in a deal that would have been worth more than £1m had certain add-ons and clauses been met.

Despite his young age, Adeyemi has already racked up a combined total of 191 appearances for 6 different clubs (3 of those clubs being loan spells during his days at Norwich City).

There’s no secret Leeds United are still looking to strengthen with the most obvious area of concern being our left-wing, as this excellent graphic from @LUFCDATA shows.