The big news out of Leeds United at the moment is that Billy Sharp is on his way back to England from Austria so he can hold talks with Sheffield United over a move. This has been an ongoing rumour throughout the summer and at times it seemed that Jamie Murphy may be coming here as part of a swap deal but that no-longer appears to be the case. For me, this turns the deal from sensible to stupid, we have worse strikers in our squad than Sharp and Murphy would have been a great signing for us, we desperately need a winger.
The longer the summer goes on the more impatient fans seem to be getting at the lack of a wide-player being brought in. It has been a decent summer, mainly due to keeping all of our great young players (so far). However the signing of Chris Wood becomes a bit pointless if we sign no creative players to fit in behind him. It has been reported today that Leeds are no-longer interested in Raphael Martinho, a winger currently at Catania.
In other transfer news, I'm hearing that Leeds have ended their interest in Raphael Martinho. Club discussed a deal but won't be pursuing it
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 23, 2015
In slightly strange circumstances, Jerome Thomas, who played for Leeds on-loan briefly under Neil Warnock, caused a slight stir on Twitter today. He’s only ever tweeted 10 times but today he replied to a fan and suggested a return to Leeds could happen.
@ChatLeedsUnited I certainly don't look 32, I don't feel it either,Lol. I did enjoy my time at Leeds, maybe a return will be on the cards…
— Jerome Thomas (@jeromethomas14) July 23, 2015
I might just be getting desperate but given our current situation I would definitely give Thomas a one-year-contract, he’s got pace and can go past people easily. For me he is easily good enough for this level despite not playing too much in recent times.
What is for sure is that we need at least one more signing if not two, and there’s not too many rumours doing the rounds at the moment. Hopefully something comes out of the blue like Adeyemi did.