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Leeds United sign Bristol City defender Ayling

Leeds United have announced the signing of full-back Luke Ayling from Bristol City.

The 24-year-old, who can play across the back line, joins the likes of Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, and Kyle Bartley as Garry Monk continues his overhaul of the club's playing squad.

Former Arsenal youth Ayling arrives in a deal reported to be around £750,000 after making 80 appearances for Bristol City in two seasons.

Leeds United forward departs on loan

Leeds United striker Lee Erwin has joined Oldham on a season long loan, the club have said.

Lee Erwin has left Leeds United on loan for the season Credit: @LUFC

The 21-year-old Scot joined Leeds from Motherwell and has so far made eight appearances for the club.

It comes as midfielder Lewis Cook joined Premier League Bournemouth in a £7 million deal on Friday.


Mansford quits Barnsley to become Leeds United's new chief exec

Ben Mansford has quit Barnsley to become Leeds United's new chief executive.

The 36 year old former agent had been CEO at Barnsley for the previous three seasons. He last saw the club promoted to the Championship and win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Ben Mansford said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining Leeds United as their Chief Executive. Leeds is a city I know well and, throughout my career in football, I've experienced the atmosphere at Elland Road and the fantastic supporters the Club has.

The chance to work to take this Club forward was one I had to take. I'd like to thank Patrick Cryne at Barnsley for the opportunity and support he has given me. What we achieved last year was nothing short of incredible and will forever live in the memory. "

Massimo Cellino Credit: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS Sport

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino said "I am very pleased to be welcoming Ben to Leeds United to join our expanding management team. It is important that we continue to grow our Football Club on and off the pitch, and I believe that Ben has the skills required to help us achieve our targets. He did a fantastic job at Barnsley and has an excellent reputation in the game."


Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino abandons sex discrimination compensation hearing

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has failed to give evidence at a hearing to decide the level of compensation to be paid to a former employee who he unfairly dismissed.

Lucy Ward worked as the club's education and welfare officer and successfully argued she was sacked because she was the partner of former head coach Neil Redfearn.

The club denied any wrong doing but an employment judge ruled chairman Massimo Cellino had instructed for her to be sacked and that she had been the victim of sex discrimination.

United claimed Ms Ward "repeatedly failed to work on a Wednesday", but she responded she worked from home on that day and her working pattern was "well-known" and agreed with her line manager.

She said Mr Cellino decided to sack her because she and Mr Redfearn came as "a pair".

The judge agreed with Ms Ward's legal team that the club had taken a "sexist" view and ruled the reasons for her dismissal were "a sham".

Ms Ward earlier told the tribunal she was "treated like a piece of meat" in the way she was dismissed.

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