By Will Butcher
Leeds manager Garry Monk has promised more new faces this summer after welcoming the return of Liam Bridcutt.
The 27-year-old was unveiled on Tuesday as Leeds’ ninth signing during the transfer window after spending last season on-loan at Elland Road.
Speaking after Leeds 1-1 draw against Fulham on Tuesday night, Monk refused to give any details over who could join over the next fortnight but revealed that there will be new recruits before the 31 August cut-off.
“You know I won’t discuss names but we are looking to strengthen and bring in more players,” Monk told BBC Radio Leeds post-match programme.
The former Swansea manager has been reportedly interested in Zulte Waregem left-back Bryan Verboom as well as Torino defender Pontus Jansson.
ITV Yorkshire presenter Chris Dawkes has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Yorkshire giants are on the brink of landing Jansson, a 25-year-old Sweden international.
Hearing that #lufc are close to the signing of Swedish centre half Pontus Jansson from Italian club Torino
— Chris Dawkes (@chrisdawkesITV) August 16, 2016
Monk, 43, has made eight other signings than Bridcutt after taking the managerial role at Elland Road.
England international Rob Green, Spain international Pablo Hernandez, Sporting Lisbon winger Hadi Sacko, League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe, ex-Bristol City defender Luke Ayling and Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson have all signed.
Monk has also returned to his old side Swansea to bring in Kyle Bartley and Matt Grimes on temporary deals.
In other Leeds transfer news, this international winger could also be added to Monk’s squad after an impressive Europa League showing.