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Alioski to Firpo: All Incomings and Departures at Leeds United

After a successful comeback to the Premier League after a long gap of 16 years, Leeds United would be wanting to consolidate on their previous season’s achievements. This summer transfer window was always going to be a slow-moving one as it was as important to keep a hold of their star players as well as fill the gaps. Though some club stalwarts in Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez did leave the club, Marcelo Bielsa would be looking at viable options of replacing the two.

Here are all the major incomings and departures that happened at Leeds United in the 2021-22 summer transfer window till now.

DEPARTURES:

EZGJAN ALIOSKI (LEEDS UNITED TO AL-AHLI JEDDAH)

North Macedonia international Ezgjan Alioski has moved away from the Whites on a free transfer. Signed in 2017, Alioski featured 171 times for the Whites. He was a key part of the squad that got them promoted to the top flight and in the first season back in the Premier League. The 29-year-old left-back has signed for Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ahli Jeddah.

PABLO HERNANDEZ (LEEDS UNITED TO CD CASTELLON)

Leeds United’s ‘El Mago’ has finally moved on after signing for the club in August of 2016. Hernandez scored 36 times and had 41 assists to go along with them during his time with the club and at 36, seems to be in the last phase of his career. He has interestingly signed for his childhood city’s club CD Castellon on a free transfer.

BARRY DOUGLAS (LEEDS UNITED TO LECH POZNAN)

Another left-back who has left the club in the summer transfer window is Barry Douglas. The Scottish-born defender signed for Leeds back in 2018 and featured 44 times for the club. Douglas has moved on to Polish first division side Lech Poznan for the new season on yet another free transfer.

INCOMINGS:

KRISTOFFER KLAESSON (VALERENGA TO LEEDS UNITED)

With the loan move of veteran keeper Kiko Casilla, Leeds United were on the lookout for a young second-choice goalkeeper and they got exactly that in Kristoffer Klaesson. The 20-year-old Norwegian keeper has been signed from Norway’s first-division side Valerenga. With Illan Meslier signing a new long-term deal with the club, Klaesson would take on the second-choice keeper role at the club, but the fans might see him feature in the cup competitions this season.

JUNIOR FIRPO (BARCELONA TO LEEDS UNITED)

With the departure of two left-backs, Leeds were always in the market for a quality left-back and in Junior Firpo they have their man. The former Barcelona left-back has loved his training time at Leeds so far and would be hoping to make a strong start to life in the Premier League.