Though to some they will simply be the names of nightmare past, departures and squad clearance are still an issue that Leeds United have to deal with this Summer.

Unfortunately, now Leeds United are dealing with the Premier League and the wages that come with it, the amounts they are able to ‘free up’ in their wage budget by clearing these players are increasingly marginal.

Conor Shaughnessy

The young central player was excluded from Marcelo Bielsa’s plans after a smattering of first-team appearances in the previous season. Shaughnessy, 24, has spent this season on-loan at Mansfield Town and Burton Albion. A permanent move away to a Football League side looks likely.

Laurens De Bock

Yes, still at Leeds. Technically. Signed a ‘loan with a view to a permanent’ with Zulte Warghem of the Eredivise in January. He played 8 games before the league was brought to a halt by the COVID pandemic. This could be De Bock’s final move away from Leeds.

Jay-Roy Grot

There were murmuring last summer that we might not have seen the last of Grot at Leeds. Though this speculation was largely fuelled by the striker not having a transfer tied up to the end of his loan deal. However, with Leeds now in the Premier League and chasing a higher calibre of striker, Grot’s future at Leeds looks in doubt. Having spent the season on loan in the Eredivise at Vitesse, racking up 2 goals in 22 appearances, this seems like Grot’s most likely destination.