Leeds United have wrapped up the signing of midfielder Tom Adeyemi.
New Leeds United signing Tom Adeyemi has told the club's official website that he's delighted to have reunited with manager Uwe Rosler having completed his move to Elland Road.
Adeyemi, 24, joined Cardiff City from Birmingham City last summer, but after just one year in South Wales, the midfielder is on the move again.
Leeds United today confirmed on their official website that Adeyemi has told the club on a season-long loan deal, with Wales Online suggesting that Leeds have the option to sign Adeyemi on a permanent basis - but for a fee of around £1m.
The move sees Adeyemi head to West Yorkshire, and will now compete with the likes of Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Luke Murphy, Tommaso Bianchi and Casper Sloth for places in the Leeds midfield.
Speaking to the Leeds official website, Adeyemi has admitted that he is 'very happy' to have signed for Leeds, explaining how the deal came to fruition.
"I’m really happy to be here," Adeyemi said. "I first heard it was a possibility last week and over the weekend it became clear that it could happen. Cardiff said they were happy for it to happen and at that point it was an easy decision for me to get on the motorway."
"My agent spoke to a few clubs once it became clear Cardiff would be letting me go out on loan. But with Leeds being a massive club and the manager being here and having worked with him before, it was the perfect club to come to."
Adeyemi now reunites with his former Brentford boss Uwe Rosler, and the midfielder admitted that the lure of working under the German again was a big factor in his move to Elland Road.
"He had me on loan at Brentford from when I was at Norwich when I was younger, maybe three years ago now. I enjoyed working with him, he’s a really good manager. The opportunity to work with him again was one which I was happy to take," he added.
Adeyemi now arrives with a view to replacing former Whites midfielder Rodolph Austin, who offered a physical, box-to-box option at Elland Road.
After Luke Murphy suffered an injury last week, Leeds needed cover in midfield - and that's exactly what Adeyemi offers ahead of the new season.
Factor in that Adeyemi is familiar with Rosler's methods and arrives with in a low-cost loan deal, and it appears that Leeds have made an ideal midfield addition today.