Showing posts from July, 2008
Yorkshire Evening Post 31/7/08 Leeds United land Becchio Leeds United have completed the signing of Argentinian striker Luciano Becchio on a three-year deal. The former Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Real Mallorca player completed a free transfer from Spanish club Merida UD this afternoon after Leeds secured his international clearance.Becchio scored 28 goals in 50 appearance for Merida last season and becomes United's fifth summer signing. Yorkshire Evening Post 31/7/08 Leeds United's deal for Bothroyd flounders By Phil Hay Leeds United are set to abandon their chase of Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Jay Bothroyd. The League One club appear resigned to missing out on the 26-year-old after failing to persuade him to take up their offer of a summer transfer to Elland Road. United bid successfully for Bothroyd earlier this month, meeting Wolves' valuation of a player who has a year left on his contract at Molineux, but Bothroyd is understood to have rejected the option of joini
17/7/08 Bothroyd linked with Leeds Leeds have agreed terms with a club for a striker believed to be transfer-listed Wolves hitman Jay Bothroyd, reports say. The 26-year-old is on his way out of Molineux this summer but so far Whites manager Gary McAllister has refused to name his target. He told the Express and Star: "I don't want to show our cards too much, but we have agreed terms with a club for another player. "It's not completed and I'd rather wait before I say who it is." Wolves have already sold Freddy Eastwood this summer and it appears Bothroyd could follow him if he agrees to drop down into League One. Yorkshire Evening Post 17/7/08 Mac targets strike support for Becks By Phil Hay Leeds United boss Gary McAllister has reiterated his intention to secure greater attacking support for Jermaine Beckford after the striker secured the club's first pre-season victory in Galway last night. Beckford struck twice as Leeds began their tour of the Republic
Sky 16/7/08 Leeds close on new signing Terms agreed with another club, but player's identity kept a secret Leeds United are closing in on a new signing after agreeing a fee for the unnamed player. The League One club have already completed deals for Enoch Showunmi, Andy Robinson and Alan Sheehan over the summer and are homing in on a fourth recruit. Whites boss Gary McAllister is in the market for a striker, although he has declined to identify his current target. "I don't want to show our cards too much, but we have agreed terms with a club for another player," McAllister told the club's official website. "It's not completed and I'd rather wait before I say who it is." Duo on trial Canada Under 21 international Marcus Haber and Paul Telfer are currently on trial with Leeds, and McAllister is keen to assess the duo on the pre-season trip to Ireland. He added: "Marcus is out of contract at Groningen and we'll get a good look at him out he
Yorkshire Evening Post 12/7/08 Bright start for Mac's men York City 1 Leeds United 1 Forty-seven days after finding the door to the Championship locked, Leeds United resurfaced last night with the complexion of a club who have not allowed Wembley to darken their thoughts for longer than necessary. Pre-season matches can be as mundane as they are perfunctory, but Leeds arrived in York at the start of their schedule of friendlies with no obvious signs of festering wounds sustained in or carried from the League One play-off final in May. Though Gary McAllister may have privately wondered how severe the after-effects of United's defeat to Doncaster Rovers would be, there were few worthwhile concerns raised by their 1-1 draw at KitKat Crescent. His players looked reassuringly lean – unaffected, in the main, by their recent break from training – and approached their game against York City with a satisfying level of interest. In the stadium's uncovered terracing, reserved for away 10/7/08 STRIKER CHASE United boss Gary McAllister is still on the hunt for more firepower ahead of the new season. The boss made Enoch Showunmi his third summer signing this week, but admits he is looking to bolster his strikeforce further in readiness for the new League One season. "It's an area we still need to strengthen and we are pursuing two others in the forward area," explained Macca. "I'm looking to add some more striking power to the set-up and we're juggling two or three at the moment. "Leon Constantine's gone and something might happen with Anthony Elding - we've had a bid which we're looking at - so I'm still looking at another couple of players." Of the three summer arrivals, the manager firmly believes both Andy Robinson and Showunmi will bring goals to the party. "Andy is an experienced player and he brings goals and guile," he added. "Enoch has a physical presence and he's a proven
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Le Havre try out Carole - Sky Sports 2/7/08

French outfit look at Leeds winger By James Pearson Newly-promoted Le Havre have handed a trial to Leeds United's French winger Seb Carole. Carole joined The Whites on a free transfer in the summer of 2006, but has struggled to hold down regular football during his time at Elland Road. The 25-year-old did feature in 28 League One games last term - 17 as a starter - although fans were often frustrated by his inconsistent displays. It now seems United boss Gary McAllister is willing to part company with the former Monaco man after allowing him to link up with the newly-promoted side on trial. It has proved a somewhat quiet period for Leeds this summer with only Andy Robinson and Alan Sheehan joining, although Carole could now be one heading for the exit door. Constantine seals Cobblers switch Whites striker joins Northampton on free transfer By James Pearson Northampton Town have completed the free transfer signing of Leeds United's Leon Constantine. The 30-year-old former Port