Leeds United and EFL transfer news

Leeds United to battle Norwich City for ex-Benfica starlet, Hull City winger set for exit

Leeds United rounded off their pre-season campaign last Saturday night, with a 2-2 draw against Europa League champions Villarreal at the York Community Stadium.

Monday, 9th August 2021, 9:06 am

Speaking after the game, which saw the Whites go a goal down inside the first minute, equalise via Mateusz Klich in the ninth, take the lead in the 38th thanks to Patrick Bamford, and concede the equaliser in the final ten minutes, Leeds ace Stuart Dallas reflected on the entertaining encounter.

He contended: “It was a good test for us against very good opposition I think they are obviously preparing for a cup final during the week so I think it was a good test for both sides and a draw was probably a fair result in the end.

“We started the game a bit strangely, I was saying the ref should have blown up and started again because I don't really know what happened but we got ourselves back into it and I thought in the first half we played really well.

“I thought Patrick (Bamford) up front was a real handful, I thought we pressed the game really well - we've been working really hard on it in the last couple of weeks. Obviously in the second half it tends to open up a bit more and I'm disappointed with how we conceded.”

Meanwhile, down in the second tier, it was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Yorkshire's side, with Hull City thrashing Preston to go top of the table, Huddersfield Town and Barnsley drawing their respective games, and Sheffield United slumping to defeat against Birmingham City.

We’ve gathered the best of today’s transfer speculation below…

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