Tom Adeyemi explains Uwe Rosler was a major reason for Leeds move

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The Cardiff City midfielder has moved to Elland Road on a one year loan.

New Leeds United signing Tom Adeyemi has been discussing what attracted him to sign for the club for a year on loan, a deal which could lead to a permanent transfer next season, in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 23-year-old made it clear that there were two factors that influenced his decision to come to Elland Road from Cardiff City, the first of which was the chance to work with the Whites' new manager Uwe Rosler - someone he had played under before at Brentford. 

"I know what the manager’s about and what he demands of his players," Adeyemi told the YEP. "I like to think I can provide what he’s looking for. I’ve been part of his system before so hopefully I’ll be able to slot straight in. That’s one of the reasons why I joined."

The other reason the midfielder was so happy to head to Yorkshire was the sheer fact that he, and almost certainly most of the division, continue to see Leeds as a giant of a club.

“Then there’s the fact that it’s Leeds United," he added, "arguably the biggest club in the Championship. All round it just seemed like the perfect thing to do.”

During the 2012-13 season Adeyemi made 39 appearances and scored 3 goals in his loan at Brentford under Rosler, a campaign that saw the German so close to taking the Bees up as they finished in third position in League One.

Rosler's ability to draw players he has worked with back to him should be a positive for Leeds fans curious to see how he manages the club, while players coming out and acknowledging the size and pull of the club itself is also good news, considering the famous Yorkshire outfit are about to begin their 12th successive season outside of the Premier League.

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