By Dominic Toner
Liam Bridcutt has become Leeds’ ninth signing of the summer – and the midfielder’s arrival has gone down very well with fans on Twitter.
Leeds announced on their website that the midfielder has joined from Sunderland on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Bridcutt has returned to Elland Road after a successful loan spell last season and will hope to turn the club’s fortunes around after they have suffered consecutive defeats to QPR and Birmingham at the start of the Championship season.
The new signing will not be able to make his debut in Tuesday’s league match against Fulham as Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay revealed that he was not signed in time to be eligible for the match.
Leeds supporters have expressed their delight on Twitter over the signing of Bridcutt.
Here are a selection of their messages:
— Chris Spencer (@spencer_crs) August 16, 2016
— David Kershaw (@DavidKershaw7) August 16, 2016
— Lieutenant Dan (@WhiteFanDan) August 16, 2016
— James Cook (@CookJascook27) August 16, 2016
Welcome back Liam Bridcutt.
BRIDCUTT FOR CAPTAIN!
like and share if you agree🏼 https://t.co/l8O87bK4Po
— LUFC Away Days (@LUFCAway) August 16, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 16, 2016
— Lee Cox (@leecox6thfloor) August 16, 2016
Hope liam bridcutt does a good job this season #lufc
— Troop (@LufcTroop) August 16, 2016
@yorkstwigg Liam Bridcutt..🎉🎈
— Mark Dønoghue (@mdon874) August 16, 2016
Bridcutt, who has 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 until the end of the season.
Bridcutt impressed the fans during his stay at Elland Road and made 27 appearances during his loan spell, assisting once and picking up eight yellow cards for his battling in midfield.
The former Chelsea trainee could be followed through the Elland Road entrance door by Belgian Bryan Verboom after he agreed personal terms with Leeds.
Garry 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, the club’s Premier League target is mulling over a transfer request.