Everything is going to be OK, folks, because it has finally happened. Liam Bridcutt is a Leeds United player.

The central-defensive midfielder’s move to Leeds United has been a long, long drawn-out process. Rumour after rumour, news article after news article… Phil Hay tweet after Phil Hay tweet. It’s been tiring, to be honest.

But we’re there. THANK GOD. Liam Bridcutt is officially Leeds’ ninth summer signing.

The Bridcutt Beans

Liam Bridcutt has signed for Leeds United from Sunderland A.F.C for an undisclosed fee. He has signed a two-year contract with the club.

Why two years? That’s unknown. It is bizarre. Surely three years would have been better for everybody? But oh well, at least’s he’s actually here, right?

Bridcutt was on loan to Leeds last season and he made 27 appearances for us. He quickly found his best form, playing an instrumental role in keeping us away from the drop. In his first 12 games for United, he had a pass accuracy of 80.1% – that’s better than any other Leeds United player last season – but it was his range of passing which impressed me and other fans the most. Playing from the back, Bridcutt sprayed the ball everywhere. He became a rock in our team, and he formed a good partnership with both Luke Murphy and Toumani Diagouraga.

When the 2015/16 season ended, however, so do did Bridcutt’s loan to us. He went back to Sunderland, where he was left out of David Moye’s pre-season plans. As frustrating as that must have been for the lad, it’s been good news for us. Bridcutt wanted first team football, and what better place to get it than with the team that’s got one of the best young managers in the world on their side? Not to mention, a club that actually appreciates him?

With Bridcutt now signed up, I can’t wait for the Fulham game.


9 Responses

  1. Matthew

    It was ridiculous how long this transfer even took. He was a player that wanted to be here, did very well on loan with us, and clearly wasn’t wanted at Sunderland. He ticked all the right boxes, yet it took what seemed like forever for the club to get him.

    • henrymouni

      The problem seems to have been between Liam and Sunderland.
      He had 12 months left on his contract at £28,000 a week contract, and he was negotiating a payoff.
      His wages will be a bit lower with us!!!LOL

      • Matthew

        The club should have paid up his wages and signed him straight up a lot sooner. How much do you think a player of his quality that’s required at his current club would cost? Sure, his wages are high, but you pay for quality in football.

      • Matthew

        Agree, but this is a plus for the club regardless. I only wish it happened sooner. Onwards to Saturday and hopefully a win.

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