By Mark Smith

2nd Dec, 2021 | 7:03pm

Gaetano Berardi spotted at Thorp Arch as Leeds share new video

Leeds United players were recovering from the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace this week at Thorp Arch when offered a shock.

Gaetano Berardi is yet to sign a deal with a new club since leaving the Whites in the summer, but he is still part of the furniture.

Shared in a new video, the Swiss legend was at Thorp Arch this week surprising the squad in brilliant fashion.

Sharing on their official Twitter account, the Leeds squad were all shocked at the presence of their former teammate.

“An old friend visits Thorp Arch,” they wrote.

Wow.

What a brilliant surprise this was for the squad.

Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper were clearly the two best reactions, although we would have loved to have seen the reaction of Marcelo Bielsa too.

There have been stages since he left the club where we were low on defenders and it left us wondering whether he could come back.

Looking in the background of these meetings, and it is great to see the likes of Adam Forshaw looking in such good condition after so many minutes in the squad recently.

Hopefully, little boosts such as this one will kick the squad forward and that means picking up those three points against Brentford on Sunday – a game which Berardi may be present for, that is one to look out for.

Leeds is part of Berardi, and it is clear that Berardi is a part of Leeds – that will always be the case.

In other Leeds United news,  the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action