What Manchester United hero said about new Leeds United signing Tom Adeyemi

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had high praise for Tom Adeyemi when he signed him for Cardiff, a year prior to his loan switch to Leeds United.

If Leeds United wanted more evidence of the talent they have in Tom Adeyemi, they need look no further than the words uttered by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a year ago.

Solskjaer was instrumental in signing Adeyemi for Cardiff City, manager a year ago, only for the central midfielder to fall out of favour after he was sacked mid-season.

Leeds confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old earlier today, via their official website, on a season long loan from the Bluebirds.

Former Manchester United hero Solskjaer was beaming about signing him 12 months ago, having tracked his progress for five seasons before bringing him aboard, first noticing him in an under-21 game.

His comments made to The BBC at the time underlines the key assets of Adeyemi's game which Leeds can look to benefit from.

He said: "He will add a dimension to our team. That physical presence in midfield - I was looking for it. 

"Tom has a physical presence, drive and energy - up and down the pitch. He can dictate games and is great at winning and anticipating second balls.

"We've been interested all summer and I'm thrilled we've got our man ahead of the season kick-off."

The former Birmingham City, Oldham and Norwich midfielder has Championship experience along with a point to prove, and his addition already appears another shrewd piece of business by Leeds.

He is the club's fifth signing this summer, with each Sol Bamba, Charlie Horton, Lee Erwin and Chris Wood and himself over six foot tall, with it clear Uwe Rosler agrees with Neil Redfearn's previous assessment that height and physicality will be key to success in the Championship.

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