As reported on Leeds United’s official website, Cardiff City midfielder Tom Adeyemi became Uwe Rosler’s fifth signing of the summer on Tuesday afternoon.
The 23-year-old, who has previously worked under Rosler, joins Lee Erwin, Sol Bamba, Chris Wood and Charlie Horton at Elland Road as the squad takes shape for the coming Championship season.
Adeyemi, who has signed on a season-long loan, comes to the club with a respectable reputation and has been lauded by the current Leeds boss in the past.
Upon signing for Brentford in 2012, Rosler was quick to praise the potential of the Adeyemi to the Bees' official website and expressed delight at the chance to play a key role in his development.
‘’Tom has been on the cards for a long time and was the player I wanted to bring in from day one,’’ Rosler told Brentfordfc.co.uk in August 2012.
‘’He’s a dynamic midfielder, who adds to us very good ability, is good on the ball, powerful and adds height and an enormous amount of work ethic.
‘’He’s already had around 80 appearances behind him, so for such a young player he is already experienced.’’
What can Adeyemi bring to Leeds?
Although Adeyemi’s development at Cardiff may have stalled, he represents a very shrewd signing by the club.
Arranging a loan deal with a view to a permanent one in the future allows Leeds to see how he develops over the next 12 months with minimal risk.
If he fails to live up to the standard required, then he will return to Cardiff when the loan ends. However, if he is a success, the club already have the deal in place to make him a permanent member of the squad.
Rosler obviously rates the player very highly and believes he can play a big part in a promotion push with Leeds. And with that amount of confidence in him from the head coach, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him flourish.