Aidan White insists he wishes Leeds United all the best after his release this week

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The left-sided operator was released this week by the club.

This week Leeds United revealed the names of those players who would be leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer.

One name that popped up was Aidan 'Aidy' White. The left-sided defender or midfielder has been granted a free transfer by the club, after spending the past 13 years with Leeds.

The Otley-born Republic of Ireland under-21 international spoke to the official Leeds United website after his free transfer was completed yesterday, stating what a 'privilege' it had been to play for the club over the years.

He said:

“It has been an honour and a privilege to play for my home club for so many years. It’s something I am extremely proud of.

“I have many fantastic memories at the club and I have made many friends over the years with players, staff and fans alike.

“I would like to thank all the fans for their support throughout my career at Leeds.

“It has been a frustrating season being out for the duration but it was fantastic to play a part in the last game, especially with such a welcoming home crowd.

“I wish this great club every success for the future and look forward to it being back where it belongs.

“I am excited for the new challenges ahead and the start of a new chapter.”

White has of course had a miserable time with injuries recently. He has had multiple operations on a foot problem and played against Rotherham United on the final day of the season in what proved to be his last game for the club.

It was also his first appearance for Leeds since the 3rd May 2014, almost exactly a year to the day.

White should have no trouble finding himself a new team. Now he is fully fit and ready to go plenty of decent outfits from the Football League will be dying to have him on board.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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