Leeds United: Quiet deadline day Whites a worry - Ormsby

Max Gradel.
Max Gradel.
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Hello Brendan.

Watching the transfer deadline day as a Whites fan was a pretty depressing experience. What did you make of the club’s transfer activity – or complete lack of it.

Adam, Leeds.

I didn’t catch up with all the transfers – I am interested in it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not one of those things that’s going to have me glued to the TV.

However, I spoke to a friend on Friday morning and said “what has happened?” Max Gradel has gone to France, we have released Mike Grella and Federico Bessone has gone back to Swansea.

that’s three players gone and Gradel, pictured, was playing well and was player of the year last season.

I know Grella wasn’t playing but he is still another player gone and Bessone has also left, although I’ve got to be honest and say that I didn’t rate him.

a lot of supporters are going to be ticked off again by the lack of signings – or no signings.

Everyone else was signing and Jermaine Beckford has gone to Leicester so they are still spending and strengthening – they have spent a lot of money since the close season.

Then you look at what we’ve done, releasing players, signing nobody and letting go one of our best players who Simon (Grayson) said he wanted to keep.

It’s a worrying time and I think a lot of supporters will be looking at it and thinking “why haven’t we done anything?”

All we are going to be doing is bringing in loan players but I’ve said it before that with loan players their heart is not always in it.

for many, all they want is to get away from their clubs for a month or so, get some match practice and try and sell themselves to their clubs.

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