By Tom Blackburn

New Leeds signing Liam Bridcutt joined the club because he believed the club were going places, according to a report.

Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay took to Twitter to share Bridcutt’s views, with the 27-year-old midfielder saying he is an ambitious player.

Leeds announced on their website on Tuesday that the midfielder has joined from Sunderland on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Bridcutt, who had less than 12 months left on his contract at the Stadium of Light, made just 30 Premier league appearances for Sunderland after signing in 2013.

The 27-year-old joined Leeds on loan last November from the Black Cats under then manager Steve Evans and remained until the end of the 2015-16 season.

Bridcutt impressed the fans during his stay at Elland Road and made 27 appearances in total, assisting once and picking up eight yellow cards for his battling in midfield.

Football website HITC claimed on Thursday morning that since his arrival Garry Monk has told senior midfield pair Luke Murphy, 26, and Koumani Diagouraga, 29, that they are not part of his plans and they can find new clubs in the next fortnight before the window shuts.

Monk has now made nine signing this summer, bringing in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson, Luke Ayling, Pablo Hernandez and now Bridcutt.

In other Leeds transfer news, they eye an international midfielder from Belgium after the senior duo were told they can leave.