Leeds have begun their summer business in earnest, announcing two new signings on Monday morning.
Both were expected and one is a returning player – Jack Harrison, back from Man City for another season with Leeds.
The double signing was announced on the official Leeds Twitter page
✍ | #LUFC are delighted to announce the signings of Jack Harrison and Ben White on season-long loan deals
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 1, 2019
Harrison might not have blown the Elland Road faithful away last season but Marcelo Bielsa obviously sees real talent in there, something the fans got but only in fits and spurts last season.
However, this fan summed up his return perfectly.
If Bielsa likes him, I like him.🙂
— 1919 – Bielsa 💙💛 (@aclr1972) July 1, 2019
Leeds also announced that they had secured an option to buy Harrison next summer and that adds plenty of value to his return, with one fan saying, “He’s Leeds already that lad”.
A second season with a chance to buy at the end? He's Leeds already that lad.
— StrachanPen (@crajik) July 1, 2019
As for Ben White, Leeds fans know less about him but as one Newport fan cheekily pointed out, they should remember him the FA Cup match in January 2018. He played the full 90 minutes as Leeds lost 2-1.
Ben was absolute class for us (Newport County) two seasons ago, Leeds United fans may remember him! 😉 All the best Ben.
— Gerard Parselle (@GParselle) July 1, 2019
One Leeds fan said what all optimistic supporters are thinking when he said, “You two will have a first-hand experience of what promotion feels like”, but there were plenty who are already moving on and thinking of Helder Costa, another player who’s been linked strongly with an Elland Road move.
It’s said that Leeds will have an option to buy Costa too after his move from Wolves.
Both lads are great addition to the team…
You two will have a first hand experience of what promotion feels like 😀
A season of success for you guys with @LUFC
— Abhinav Shukla (@JustShukla) July 1, 2019
Any body fancy a coffee… 😉 pic.twitter.com/z0GnMowZNC
— Noble_Yorkshireman (@Adamnoble81) July 1, 2019
Leeds followed up this double deal with one for the Under-23s, confirming the signing of 18-year-old striker Liam McCarron from Carlisle. He joins on a three-year deal.
All in all, it was a very satisfactory Monday for Leeds fans.