Seven new Leeds signings who could be gone next season

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Question marks remain over six permanent and loan Leeds additions, which look like they will be kept on and who will go?

Leeds were one of the most active sides in the Championship over the summer, and the success rate of their signings has been mixed.

Permanent deals have worked out, and others have gone sour, while there is no clarity over the future of the players loaned in.

Here's a look at the six players with question marks over whether they will be at the club in 2015/16...

Nicky Ajose

The former Manchester United prospect was signed in the summer by Dave Hockaday from Peterborough, but has not featured in the first team since he was sacked.

He is now the crack of supporter's jokes who wonder why he has been 'missing' so long. The fact Leeds don't have many wingers in their squad and he still can't get near the team does not bode well for his future, and it's be a major surprise if he is still at Elland Road next season.


Fan favourite Adryan is the player supporters want to keep, yet whether he will be at the club next year is unclear.

The 20-year-old is on a season long loan from Flamengo, and while he is progressing well, it's not known what the Brazilian side's intentions are. The better the attacker plays, the more offers could come in from elsewhere next summer, complicating the club's chances of a permanent deal.

Casper Sloth

While Adryan has impressed in the attacking midfield role, Casper Sloth has disappointed whenever given the opportunity.

The Dane cost the club £600,000 in the summer, and has no goals or assists in five starts and five appearances from the bench.

The 22-year-old needs to play regularly but does not appear an upgrade on Adryan, or even youngster Chris Dawson.

Dario del Fabro

The defender has been loaned in from Cagliari, but is yet to make an appearance for the club.

He was sent off for the under-21s in midweek, only highlighting how far off he is from the first team.

Leeds are well covered at centre-back with Jason Pearce, Giuseppe Bellusci, and Liam Cooper. At present Del Fabro has not shown enough to suggest he should be bought permanently.

Brian Montenegro

Another loanee, Montenegro has been prolific for the under-21s this season and is showing the club why he should be worth a full-time deal.

The Paraguayan is yet to get a first team start but it is unlikely to be far off, and the former West Ham man can develop into a strong squad player, if the means are there to sanction a full-time deal.

Leeds may however decide there are more pressing priorities in the transfer market next summer if he does not step up on his promise over the course of the season.

Zan Benedicic

A bright prospect on loan from AC Milan, Benedici has spent his entire time at the club out injured.

Leeds may be able to convince the Italian giants to let him spend another year at the club, but like his fellow loanees, uncertainty remains as to whether the Whites will stump up the cash required to buy the teenager on a permanent basis.

Stuart Taylor

Former Arsenal and Manchester City goalkeeper Stuart Taylor was bought as a back-up by former boss Dave Hockaday.

He has not been required so far, and is on only a one-year deal. 

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