Leeds United Transfer Market Since Joining the Premier League

15 Sep 2022 06:52 am, by YorkshireSquare

After fighting 16 years to get back to the Premier League, in season 2019/20 Leeds United finally managed to return where they belong. All of that was made possible thanks to the amazing Marcelo Bielsa and the incredible performances of the team. Since then Leeds United has been very active in the transfer market, as to keep up with the quality of the Premier League. There has been ups and downs in their performances over the last two season, but this season is looking quite promising so far. The latest Skybet Sign Up Offer is providing new bettors with free bets that they can also use on the upcoming matches in the Premier League, including the matches from Leeds United.

Premier League Return

The first few months since returning to the Premier League, Leeds United had decided to strengthen their team with some quality players. That was a very good decision as the majority of players that joined the club during the summer transfer period were out of great use throughout the whole season. Raphinha was without a doubt the best signing for Leeds during their returning season in the Premier League. The Brazilian has provided 6 goals and 9 assists in 30 matches and was causing a lot of problems to the opposition's teams when Leeds were in the attack.

Goalkeeper Ian Meslier was also pretty decent in his first full season at the club having kept 11 clean sheets in 35 matches. The Spanish striker Rodrigo was somewhat okay, but many expect better performances on the pitch, especially when it comes to scoring goals. Other good players that joined during the same transfer windows were Diego Llorente, and Robin Koch. There weren't any very notable departures from the club, apart from several loaned-out players, which were mostly youngsters.

Leeds United has finished the 2020/21 season at the 9th position, just 2 points short from the 7th position, which leads to the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Second Season in the Premier League

The second season in the Premier League was a season to forget for Leeds United as they barely avoided relegation with only 3 points away from the 18th position. This unsuccessful season was mostly to be blamed on the many injuries that hit the club's star players. But, the poorly managed summer transfer windows have also taken their toll.

In the summer transfer window, Leeds United had signed only 3 new players. Jack Harrison was bought from Manchester City following a 3-season loan at the club. He proved to be very useful for the team providing 8 goals in 35 matches. A lot was expected from Daniel James and Junior Firpo, which came from big clubs such as Manchester United and Barcelona. But, they didn't have the best debut season, as one might expect. When it comes to the departures, the biggest loss for the club must have been Ezgjan Alioski, which was a regular first-team player under Bielsa. Apart from him, there weren't any other major players that left the club.

Possibly the biggest mistake during the 2021/22 season was the decision not to sign any new players during the winter transfer period.

This Season Transfers

Leeds United were pretty active during this year's summer transfer market, having signed 8 new players and parted ways with 5 of their own. The departures will definitely be missed as they've sold 2 of their star players. First to leave was Kalvin Phillips, which joined the champions of England, Manchester City. One week after that Raphinha left Leeds United for Barcelona. They’ve also loaned out a few of their youngsters, including Daniel James, which was signed in the previous season.

Leeds United has managed an income of €108 million and spent €110 million on new players in the summer transfer market. When we look at the new signings, we will notice that there aren’t many familiar faces on the list. Most notable are Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen from Salzburg, which we watched in the Champions League, and Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord. It seems like the manager Jesse Marsch is looking to create a team based on new young players that can easily follow his tactics and style of play.