By Harvey Byrne
Liam Bridcutt is reportedly set to have a medical at Leeds after agreeing personal terms – and Whites fans are delighted that the deal is finally close to completion.
Yorkshire evening post writer Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday afternoon that the Sunderland defensive midfielder was set to finalise a move to Elland Road.
Bingo – Liam Bridcutt to undergo a medical with Leeds United tonight. He's accepted a two-year contract. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 15, 2016
Bridcutt joined Leeds on loan last November from the Black Cats under then manager Steve Evans until the end of the season.
He impressed the fans and the club during his stay at Elland Road and manager Garry Monk has been working on a deal to bring him back to the club permanently.
Fans of the Yorkshire giants are delighted that the long-drawn out saga now looks set to be finalised although some fans of the club voiced their concern about why the former Brighton player was only being given a two-year deal.
Here are a selection of the supporters’ messages on Twitter:
Delighted the Bridcutt deal is close. He's been a noticeable absence in our midfield in opening games. There's a gap he can plug for #LUFC
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) August 15, 2016
Happy with the Bridcutt deal. There's no doubt he adds a bit of steel to that midfield which is badly needed #LUFC
— Anthony Lewis (@tonylewis92) August 15, 2016
I'm not saying the Bridcutt deal has taken a long time, but Major Frank Buckley was in charge we tried to sign him #lufc
— The Mad Leeds Fan (@TheMadLeedsFan) August 15, 2016
Think it's piss poor that we couldn't just give Bridcutt a 3 year deal. Probably got an extension after X appearances clause.. #lufc
— Joe Webster (@joewebs) August 15, 2016
And to think, when the Bridcutt saga started I was just a twinkle in my dads eye #LUFC
— Martin (@martin_b1987) August 15, 2016
2 year contract for Bridcutt which means if he does well this season he'll probably sign for Sheff Weds in the summer ???????????? #lufc
— Daniel (@TheRealDmac_) August 15, 2016
Monk is looking to strengthen his side, which has suffered two defeats in their opening two games of the Championship season.
Monk has made eight signings so far, bringing in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson, Luke Ayling and Pablo Hernandez.