Leeds boss hints at more transfers as busy summer set to continue
By Will Butcher
The revolving door looks set to keep rotating at Elland Road as manager Garry Monk paved the way for potential free agent signings.
The former Swansea manager has already made 11 signings this summer, with the latest recruit coming on deadline day in the form of Bournemouth’s Ireland international Eunan O’Kane.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s grudge match against Championship pace-setters Huddersfield, Monk was quoted by Leeds’ official Twitter account as saying “the door’s always open” for free agents.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 8, 2016
Leeds could be in the market for a centre-back after club captain Sol Bamba mutually terminated his contract with the Yorkshire giants the day after deadline day.
It leaves Monk thin on the ground in central defence, with only one permanent first-team player being recognised as a centre-back. Loanees Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson make up his other options.
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Monk was rumoured to be interested in former Watford defender Essaid Belkalem, before the 2014 World Cup ace opted to join French second-tier side US Orleans.
Monk will be hoping to pick up his second league win on Saturday as Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield travel to Elland Road, but will face an uphill task against David Wagner’s in-form side.
The former Borussia Dortmund assistant manager has masterminded the Terriers impressive start to the season, which has seen them beat relegated Newcastle and cash-rich Wolves as they sit on top of the table.