Leeds sign defender on permanent deal - Adryan next?

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Leeds United have made Guiseppe Bellusci's loan move a permanent one, making room for another temporary addition in the squad - could that be Adryan?

Leeds United have made Guiseppe Bellusci's transfer a permanent one, with the defender signing a contract with the club until 2018.

Bellusci was originally brought to the club on a season-long loan deal, but he has had his transfer upgraded today – committing his future to the Whites for the next four years.

The 25-year-old is yet to play for the Championship side, but he has clearly done enough in training to impress the management hierarchy that he would be a worthwhile addition.

The most notable impact that his permanent addition makes, is that is frees up another loan spot.

The club had already made a number of temporary signings from Italy over the summer, but Bellusci’s full-transfer means that they are now free to make another one without breaking any rules.

This will heighten speculation that a deal for Adryan is edging closer to being finalised.

It was reported earlier today that Leeds managed to get the transfer of the talented, young Brazilian closer to completion and it seems this could open the door for his switch even further.

The Flamengo player has been built up in his homeland as the next Kaka and drawn comparisons to Zico so, naturally, the potential deal has got Leeds supporters talking.

The news today that Bellusci has signed for four years, therefore, could become doubly-good due to the fact it brings another player of proven quality in Italy’s top flight to the club permanently and it makes room for Adryan in their squad.

Even with the influx of additions, there is still concerns around the club, though, after Leeds have had a mixed start to the campaign.

The club lost on opening day to Millwall but, since then, a number of new players have been recruited and it seemed that they had made a positive effect, after the Whites beat Middlesbrough.

However, a midweek defeat to Brighton in-front of their own fans has seemingly sent them back to square one and now they are fighting to keep the atmosphere positive.

The club take on Watford – another club with a heavy Italian influence – on Saturday in a tricky match, which could be Bellusci’s debut.

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