By Saikat Mandal

30th Jun, 2022 | 11:00pm

Liam McCarron sends emotional message after leaving Leeds United to join Stoke City

Liam McCarron has left Leeds United to join Stoke City on Wednesday, 29 June, the Whites have confirmed on their official website.

The left-back, who has joined on a permanent deal, penned an emotional post where he described the club as “amazing”.

The youngster made one senior appearance for Leeds when he came on as a substitute during the 4-1 home defeat to Arsenal last season.

McCarron wrote on Twitter: “Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the last 4 years I have spent as this amazing club, thank you to everyone who supported me and helped make my dreams come true! It’s been a pleasure and I wish the fans and the club the best of luck in the future.”

Clear out

The 21-year-old came through the academy ranks at Carlisle and made his first team debut in 2018-19 season. 

He joined Leeds in 2019 on a three-year deal after he turned down a new contract with Carlisle. 

He signed a new contract with Leeds in 2021 and extended his stay until 2023. The Whites felt it is best for all parties involved to allow him to move elsewhere. 

It seems, Jesse Marsch felt that he is not good enough to play week in and week out in the first team, and at the same time, it would be meaningless to waste him in the academy. 

He needs to play regularly for the sake of his development, and it seems the right decision has been taken by the club. 

This has been a huge transfer window for the Whites. The club are expected to lose two of their star players this summer in the form of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, but more additions are expected. 

The Whites have allowed several players to leave already. A number of younger players have left this summer, including Ryan Edmondson, Josh Galloway, Bobby Kamwa and Nohan Kenneh.

In other Leeds United news, the biggest transfer saga at the club may be set to rumble on further as no official bid has been received from the team in charge of the race.