Not only will Wood be able to join his new head coach and teammates for the first full week of pre-season training, but commercially it works too.
Leeds announced a new kit deal with manufacturers Kappa earlier this month, and the signing of Wood gets their five year stint with the club off to a bang.
The club are holding an official launch of the new kit on July 11, and have already sold out the maximum ticket allocation to fans invited to a special event.
Having a new signing on board, the club's most expensive in a decade, in time for the big launch is perfect timing from the commercial side.
It is even fair to wonder whether the desire to bring a bid addition on board, and make a splash in the transfer market, was purposely designed to be completed ahead of the date.
Not only will fans get a first live look at him in a new Leeds shirt - with the club playing their first friendly on the same date, but his well-timed addition will surely help shift a few thousand extra kits and bump up revenue for both club and manufacturer.
Much of the club's transfer business was done at the last minute a season ago, with a number of players recruited after the season started. The signing of Wood in time for pre-season, however it came about, is the sign of a club getting it's house in order, and that can only bode well for the campaign ahead.