Leeds United expecting two new signings, despite Hockaday sacking

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Leeds United are still expecting to complete deals for two new players, despite the sacking of David Hockaday yesterday.

Leeds United are still expecting to complete the signings of Adryan and Brian Montenegro, despite the sacking of David Hockaday.

According to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post the former Leeds boss’s departure will have no impact on the duo’s transfers to Elland Road.

Adryan is due to fly into England today and, if he does complete a move as expected, his arrival will be a much needed bit of positivity for Leeds supporters.

The instability around the Whites at the moment is concerning to say the least, but Adryan’s transfer would bring in some undoubted quality to the side.

The 20-year-old has earned himself a reputation as the next Kaka in his homeland of Brazil and is expected to complete a season-long-loan deal from Flamengo in the next few days.

It is quite a coup for Leeds, who have already been particularly active in the transfer window.

The side now have a cosmopolitan squad, after Massimo Cellino has stamped his influence on the side following his takeover, with no fewer than 12 players arriving.

Even so, Hockaday has said that the squad needed more additions during his time there and it seems that the new manager, whoever that may be, will have two new players to welcome him.

Montenegro is the lesser known out of the pair of potential arrivals, but there is still hope he can make an impact.

Another South American, he is known for his skill in possession and has already had a brief spell in England before – after spending time on loan with West Ham United back in 2011.

As a striker he will be expected to add goals to the Leeds team and help them out of the slump they are currently in.

The Whites have won just one of their opening four games of the Championship season, but there is a hope that Cellino’s early actions of sacking Hockaday can help turnaround their season.

Amongst the favourites to takeoever the job at the Yorkshire side are Steve Clarke and Rolando Maran, but as yet nothing has been confirmed.

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