As reported by leeds-live.co.uk
While World Cup fever gets dialled up to eleven following England’s march into the semi-final in Russia, Monday marks just one month until the transfer window shuts.
Changes to the way the window works means that deadline day has been shifted forward to Thursday August 9, after the EFL followed the Premier League’s lead in shutting down the summer sales early, so that teams are able to finalise their squads before the season starts.
While the loan market will remain open until the end of the month, it means that clubs will face more of a scramble to get their deals over the line, especially with the World Cup delaying certain club’s transfer dealings.
Leeds United want to get plenty more business done, but where do they stand as we enter the final month of the window? Here’s a look at the current state of play regarding the club’s main targets and problem areas.
Done deals (Image: Leeds United)
In terms of incomings, Leeds United have only completed one deal – midfielder Lewis Baker, who signed from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.
Leeds have been far busier in getting rid of players with eight players having either left permanently or on loan. Madger Gomes (Sochaux), Felix Wiedwald (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Andy Lonergan (released) have all left the club for good, while Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood), Lawel Cibicki (Molde), Jay-Roy Grot (VVV-Venlo), Tyler Denton (Peterborough) and Paudie O’Connor (Blackpool) have all been shipped out on loan.