Leeds United Enjoy and endure a busy summer transition period as Victor Orta brought in a group of players and allowed a number of assets to exit Elland Road.
Ravenha and Calvin Phillips were major names leaving the club as they moved to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively, while the likes of Brendan Aaronson, Wilfried Junonto and Tyler Adams, among others, arrived through the door to support Jesse Marsh’s squad.
Transfer Market Leeds have spent £99.13m on new signings and claim the club have made £97.38m through their numerous sales.
Welsh international Daniel James is one of the players who have left without bringing in big fees for the white shirt. Left to join the new promotion Fulham On loan until the end of the season.
This shows that the club was willing to let him leave without bringing in any transfer fee from his rivals for his services, suggesting that they were desperate to transfer him.
Athletic player Phil Hay has cast doubt on the striker’s future at Elland Road. In a recent question and answer, He said: “I don’t think I see Dan James coming back, or looking like a long shot. James is 24. He’s not particularly young and Leeds have told him they can do without him this season.”
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This suggests that the Whites may be looking for a permanent solution to the Welsh’s situation when he returns from Craven Cottage next year, and it seems unlikely that they will be able to get the pound back.25 pm they paid Manchester United for his signature in 2021.
He then played four Premier League games this season before being out on loan and Failed To score a goal or assist Jesse Marsh before the club decides to part with him for the remainder of the campaign.
Journalist Conor McGilligan previously dubbed him “headless chicken“And his offensive stats, given that he is a winger/forward, supports that claim. His bottom line – as evidenced by his poor ranking in the Whites’ squad last season – isn’t good enough, and his exit didn’t take much from the team, given his lack of contribution on the pitch. since arriving in Yorkshire.
So, Orta suffered a catastrophe with the signing of James from Manchester United last year, and as it stands, it looks like £25m down the drain for Leeds. His underperformance and the club’s willingness to punish a direct opponent of his Premier League rival does not indicate that he will get back anywhere near the money they spent on him.
Hopefully the White Chair will learn from this and make better decisions on signings from here so that he doesn’t leave the club in this position with big money being added in the future.