Striker Steve Morison has agreed to leave Leeds United, bringing an end to his three and a half year stay at Elland Road. With an agreed termination between the club and player, it means Leeds won’t get a transfer fee. Morison is expected to go back to former club Millwall.
Morison was signed from Norwich by Neil Warnock as a replacement for Luciano Becchio, who went the other way. The Welsh striker never really hit it off at Elland Road, scoring just 5 goals and making just 41 appearances for the club; his first was against Blackpool in a 2-0 win before a further two came in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. After scoring three goals in is first half season many expected his second season – his first full one – to be a more successful one but he was shipped out on loan to Millwall on a season-long loan. He returned to Elland Road in the 2014/2015 season where he managed to make 26 appearances, with goals coming against Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday.
With Morison finally off the wage bill, I’m not expecting Leeds to bring in another striker. We already have signed Chris Wood, Mirco Antenucci, Nicky Ajose, Souleymane Douara and Lee Erwin all on Leeds’ books and as it looks like we’re going to be playing with one up top, that’s plenty of competition.
The “Leeds legend” has gone!