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Leeds Transfer News

Apologies for the long absence - Christmas, moving back to Europe, and finding employment were time-consuming. All the latest news from the Leeds camp is here:

Who's joined Leeds?

Darren Kenton: Coming in on loan (until February 12th) from Leicester. Leeds Assistant Manager Dave Bassett thinks he's a similar player to Rui Marques, who is away from the club on African Nations duty - hence Kenton's signing.
Peter Sweeney: Signed permanently from Stoke City, Leeds hope the 23-year-old midfielder will improve their set-piece play, and (apparently) Wise and Bassett want to put him into the first team very quickly.
Sebastian Sorsa: Moving to Leeds on a Bosman transfer from HJK Helsinki, Sorsa is a 25-year-old Finnish winger. It's not obvious to me how he's going to be used, considering the depth of Leeds's midfield, but we'll see.
Neil Kilkenny: An Australian born in England, Kilkenny comes to leave by way of Birmingham City. He signed for Leeds immediately after appearing for the club, and winning man-of-the-match, as an emergency-loan player, in a 3-0 win over Northampton.
Bradley Johnson: Signed for Leeds from Northampton despite the interest of several Championship teams. Yet another midfielder, this time 20-years-old.
Olof Guterstam: Currently playing for Brommapojkarna in Sweden, he's available on a free transfer thanks to a relegation clause in his contract. Wise has offered him a trial, so he might be a permanent fixture at Leeds in a few months.
Philippe Montandon: Swiss midfielder joining Leeds for a trial.
Jonathan Bottinelli: An Argentinian defender, he may be coming to Leeds for a trial. Still up in the air, though.
Nicolas Bianchi: Exactly the same as above: Argentinian, possibly coming for a trial. Both he and Bottinelli play for top Argentinian team San Lorenzo.

Who's on the way out?
Felipe da Costa: I seem to be the only person in the world who thinks he's a class player and should be in the first team, but he's been sent to Falkirk for a trial. Reports indicate he's probably destined for a long-term loan.