Well, that’s it.
No last-minute drama from Leeds United today, no dramatic departures or record-setting arrivals. Most of the business done by Leeds was done well in advance of the deadline day, with only a couple deals that were made official today. Pierre-Michel Lasogga joined on loan from Hamburger SV and Paweł Cibicki signed from Malmö FF.
We've done well I think. Dissapointed we didn't get more for Wood & Lasogga a risk - but very happy all in all. #lufc— Andy P (@ArcticReviews) August 31, 2017
Now that the window has shut and the roster is pretty much set until January, we can step back and take a look at the transformation the club has gone through since May. A lot of new faces are in the starting lineup and while there are still serious questions about how the club is planning on replacing Chris Wood at striker, the club seems to have invested wisely instead of panic buying and overpaying for a mediocre striker or two. We’ll have more in the coming days on what the roster looks like now that the window has closed, but for now everything seems wonderful. The club is undefeated through seven matches and has kept four straight clean sheets in the league. Life is pretty good right now for Leeds fans.
Leeds United Links
Paweł Cibicki was talked into coming to Leeds by Pontus Jansson because of course he was. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
Four fixtures in October and November have been moved to accommodate Sky television. [Through It All Together]
Watch the Leeds U23 team on LUTV for free tomorrow starting at 18.45 [Leeds United.com]
England and English football Links
High profile transfer deadline day deals [SBNation.com]
Riyad Mahrez was thought to be on the move, but it turns out he’s not. [BBC.com]
Four Four Two took a look at 14 of the best loanees in Premier League history. [FourFourTwo.com]
World Football Links
New York City FC claims that they will be playing in their own stadium in the City of New York within four or five years. Good job by our friends at Hudson River Blue to track down this story. [Hudson River Blue]
David Villa is apparently nervous coming back into the Spain squad. [ESPNFC.com]
Fans of various Texas football clubs are coming together to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims. [Dallas News]