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Rogers granted permit...but not available until early next week

After a turbulent 24 hours for any Leeds United fan, the club have finally announced some positive news (if you can call it that). USA international Robbie Rogers has been granted a work permit after a long wait, but his deal won't be completed until early next week.

The 24-year-old now requires international clearance and a visa before he can begin his career with the Whites. Rogers' hearing was in London on Wednesday, and after playing over 100 games for MLS side Columbus Crew he can begin his career in Europe.

Rogers will sign an 18 month deal, but the club do have the option of a further year. Boss Simon Grayson has confirmed that he sees Rogers as a big part of his plans, which casts doubt over the future of some of the regular squad. The former Columbus Crew man can play on either wing and is two footed, and according to the man himself his biggest strength is his pace.

With Rogers being another unknown, the fans will obviously have their doubts. However, in the past it has worked with the likes of Luciano Becchio and Davide Somma, so you never know Rogers could be a success and he deserves a chance. Lets just hope in 12 months time we don't sell him on for the cheap...we've heard that far too many times before.

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