Michael Tonge became Leeds United's first signing of the Transfer Window today.
The 29 year old midfielder signed a 2 and a half year deal with the Whites from Stoke City after his recent loan spell at Elland Road ended.
Glad to see him back in fairness, midfield hasn't looked the same since he left.
Transfer speculation has been rife, as ever, in the past couple of weeks, one of the main names being mentioned was Dexter Blackstock from Nottingham Forest, however, Alex McLeish rubbished claims that Leeds United had put a £750,000 bid in for the 26 year old striker saying "In terms of players going out, we have not had any interest" (Skysports.com)
Warnock has also come out today to try and allay fans' fears that Sam Byram and Luciano Becchio were on their way out of the club. In an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Warnock said: “We’re focused on players coming in, not players going out, I can’t stop speculation and I’m seeing plenty of it but the new owners have been very clear with me – nobody will be going from here unless I say so." (View the full article here: http://m.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/latest-whites-news/leeds-united-i-will-say-if-any-players-leave-warnock-1-5298500)
We need to build for this club to be successful and though we are all very impatient I think we need to relax a little. As Leeds fans go, I'm as big as they come and I know how hard it is to trust anyone that would have come into this club, due to the way it has been run in the past, but for me, GFH-Capital have a clean slate. we need to understand things take time, Rome wasn't built in a day, things are already changing for the better. The clubs that have built in this league are the ones that have been the most successful, we wouldn't like them to spend silly money on players that weren't worth it, we've been there before and look where it got us.
Warnock had said he's enquired about 7/8 players but the clubs wouldn't let them go. January is a hard time to do business, clubs are always reluctant to sell even players that they don't use on a regular basis at this time of year, one example is that players get injured/tired and you'll need someone to come on, in place of those, with little disruption to the side and still play good football, like I said just one example of why January is a tough time for transfers.
We have to be patient and keep supporting the team....We're Leeds aren't we?! ;o)
Looking forward to a trip to Oakwell on Saturday, come on Leeds :o)
MOT xx <3 xx