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Leeds United sign Sunderland winger on loan

Will Buckley has been training with the whites Credit: PA

Leeds United have signed Sunderland winger Will Buckley on an emergency loan deal.

The 25-year-old, who has been training with Leeds this week, has finalised a deal that will keep him at Elland Road until January 2 and could make his debut in the home game against Birmingham on Saturday.

I don’t think Sunderland were that keen on me going at first but they decided that was probably best for me and best for them, too. When Leeds came in, that was the club I wanted to go to. It’s a massive club with a good manager. I want to get some games and help this big club get back to where it needs to be. I just want to get back to playing football now and I think this is a great opportunity for me at a good club to get back to where I need to be.

– Will Buckley


Ricky Wilson joins Leeds United Foundation

Music and TV star, Ricky Wilson, has agreed to become an official Ambassador of the Leeds United Foundation, the official charity of the famous Elland Road club.The frontman of Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs and coach on ‘The Voice UK’ joins the Foundation which helps over 50,000 people a year, including children, young people, adults, disabled, at-risk, the unemployed and elderly across Yorkshire.

I'm absolutely thrilled to become an Ambassador for the Leeds United Foundation, a charity that does so much for the Leeds and Yorkshire community.

I may not be able to name the 1968 winning squad like some of the Kaisers, but that doesn't stop me from being genuinely proud of my Yorkshire roots. Supporting the Foundation's work with the disabled, those with dementia, the unemployed, underprivileged children and the elderly is something I am incredibly proud to do.

It's vital that we listen to and help our communities wherever we can and we will do as much as we can to help the Leeds United Foundation. There are some really exciting plans for the charity and it's a real pleasure to help them out.

– Ricky Wilson

Leeds Utd signs winger Will Buckley on emergency loan deal

Leeds United have announced they're set to sign Sunderland winger Will Buckley on an emergency loan deal. Buckley is set to start training with the Elland Road club but the Whites plan to delay the move until after their game at Middlesbrough to ensure his loan runs to the start of the January transfer window.

Adam Pearson leaves Leeds United role

Leeds United's Executive Director, Adam Pearson, has left his role at the club.

Reports suggest Adam Pearson has left his role as Leeds United's Executive Director Credit: Press Association

Pearson returned to the club in May of this year to assist owner Massimo Cellino in the running of the club.

He had previously worked as the club's Commercial Director before going on to purchase Hull City in 2001.

It is with great disappointment that I have to confirm I'll be taking a break from Leeds United and football in general, in order to focus on other personal and business interests. I have really enjoyed my time at Leeds United and would like to thank everybody, the staff and supporters, that have made me feel so welcome. I'd also like to thank Mr Cellino for allowing me to work closely with him in what I feel has been a very productive summer for the football club. There are some outstanding staff members in both coaching and administrative roles and an emerging young team that I am sure, with Mr Cellino's continued support, will ultimately find their way back to the Premier League. It is with a huge level of disappointment that I cannot continue to contribute to the revival of what now is a very strong football club once more. I wish Uwe and his coaching team all the very best in their quest for a successful season and it is reassuring to see the club moving forward again in such a positive manner. Once again, thank you for your support.

– Adam Pearson


Reports: Late interest in young Leeds midfielder

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United.

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The 20-year-old, believed to be valued by Leeds in the region of £8 million, won the Leeds’ Player of the Year award for 2014/15.

Mowatt scored nine goals from central midfield last season and has previously been linked with a move to Tyneside.

The transfer window closes at 6pm tonight.

Leeds sign Congolese winger from Excelsior

Leeds United have signed Congolese winger Jordan Botaka from Dutch club Excelsior.

Jordan Bokata Credit: Leeds United

The 22-year-old is the club's eighth summer signing.

Football round-up: Leeds let two-goal lead slip, Hull win at home, Owls snatch late point

Leeds are still without a win after letting a 2-0 lead slip against Bristol.

Hull have moved into the top three after a 2-1 win at home to Fulham.

Sheffield Wednesday rescued a point thanks to a 90th minute equaliser from Modou Sougou at home to Reading.

In League One, Doncaster were held to a goaless draw by Southend at the Keepmoat Stadium. Scunthorpe lost 3-0 at title favourites Wigan Athletic.

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