Leeds United transfer news RECAP - Conor Gallagher on siding with Palace over Whites

Leeds United picked up their first point of the new Premier League season against Everton on Saturday - and there are now just nine days left of the summer transfer window.

By Lee Sobot
Monday, 23rd August 2021, 5:28 pm
NORMALITY RETURNS: Leeds United's fans celebrate Mateusz Klich's strike in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Everton as a capacity crowd finally returned to Elland Road in full. Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images.
NORMALITY RETURNS: Leeds United's fans celebrate Mateusz Klich's strike in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Everton as a capacity crowd finally returned to Elland Road in full. Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Strikes from Mateusz Klich and Raphinha gave Marcelo Bielsa's Whites a 2-2 draw against the Toffees at the weekend as fans finally returned in full to the Elland Road stands.

Clubs have until 11pm on Tuesday, August 31 to conduct any more ins and outs.

On the playing front, Leeds are back in action on Tuesday evening with the second round Carabao Cup tie at home to Crewe.

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United's third game of the Premier League season then presents itself away at Burnley next Sunday in a 2pm kick-off.

The fixture is the last game before the September international break.

Keep up to date with all the latest Whites news throughout Monday with our live blog below.

Leeds United transfer news LIVE - August 23

Last updated: Monday, 23 August, 2021, 17:17

  • Transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, August 31.
  • Whites back in action on Tuesday at home to Crewe in Carabao Cup.
  • Burnley away is next Premier League clash, Sunday at 2pm.

Conor Gallagher explains decision to choose Palace over Leeds

Leeds wanted Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher in to boost their midfield options but the England under-21 international opted instead to join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan. In a piece by the Independent, Gallagher was asked why he picked Palace over Leeds and explained: “I liked what the manager Patrick Vieira was saying. I feel like it suited me very nicely and like I could express myself the best here. He wants me to do what I do best, which is basically all I want to hear. He knows the type of player I am. He knows that I want to get up and down the pitch and just play with freedom. That definitely helped persuade me. There has been a lot of tactical sessions – team-wise. I have not been here too long, but I have got the whole season to learn from him. Obviously he was a top player back in the day and he is a top manager as well, so I am very excited to work with him this season.”

Phillips on next ambition

Dermot Gallagher - things could have been worse for Leeds against Everton

Premier League latest Covid testing results

The Premier League have revealed that between Monday, August 16 and Sunday, August 22, across two rounds of testing, 3,060 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were 16 new positive tests.

Coverage of United’s under-23s v Spurs here

53. Spurs attack... Leeds are caught short at the back. Moore stands up and the ball finds its way to Devine. He pokes the ball just past the far post. A warning for Leeds.

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