Reliable journalist: Leeds set for summer exodus – five names on chopping block, but one problem
Leeds United are finally set to start their summer revamp, after Paul Heckingbottom was sacked as manager on Friday, according to a reliable journalist.
Phil Hay, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, said that the club will move players on and named Felix Wiedwald, Andy Lonergan, Hadi Sacko, Vurno Anita and Pawel Cibicki, but he added that there was one problem – there isn’t a lot of interest.
Hay made the claim on his personal Twitter page on Tuesday morning.
The club will try to move players on – Wiedwald, Lonergan, Sacko, Anita, Cibicki etc – but not a lot of takers yet.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 5, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. None of these five players were good enough for Leeds and it seems like they might find it really hard to move them on for any meaningful money. All five were transfers that were completed in the summer of 2017, so a lot of questions must be asked about director of football Victor Orta who was responsible for bringing them all in. One or two is acceptable, but five shows signs of negligence, especially as no one really wants to take them off Leeds’ hands. Vurno Anita and Andy Lonergan came on a free so there’s not a huge problem here. However, Cibicki cost £1.44million, Wiedwald £450k and Sacko was the most expensive of them all at £1.53million. That’s close to £3.5million that Leeds would absolutely love to have in their coffers as they bid to land some decent players that might fire them towards the Premier League. Quality and not quantity should be the order of the day this summer, after the diaster last time around.
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