Grading Leeds United's transfer window: How did Rosler get on?

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Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler can hold his head high after the summer transfer window.

It was always going to be a big summer of change at Leeds United following the decision to move on from Neil Redfearn and bring in German coach Uwe Rosler.

Rosler has settled well and has been backed in a big way by Massimo Cellino, as he’s made a number of positive additions to the squad at Elland Road.

Here’s our assessment of their business and a grade for their summer window.

The Defence

One summer arrival in the form of a permanent deal for Sol Bamba, which is definitely a positive for Leeds.

Bamba has been made captain, which is a sure fire sign of the massive belief that Rosler has in the player’s ability.

He’s fitted into Championship life with ease and looks as though he will be a long-term performer.

The Midfield

One of the first deals which went through for Rosler was a loan move for Tom Adeyemi of Cardiff City.

Adeyemi added some grit and strength to the middle of the team and, like Bamba, has settled quickly and easily.

Rosler also drafted in much needed wide options in the form of Stuart Dallas, who played for him at Brentford, and Jordan Bokata, who arrived on transfer deadline day.

The attack

The club also wasted little time in terms of improving the attacking options available to them, with Billy Sharp and Steve Morison among those to leave, with Lee Erwin arriving from Motherwell and Chris Wood coming in from Leicester.

The latter has been established as the club’s main number nine for the season and looks well suited to dealing with the pressure that comes hand in hand with representing such a huge football club.

Grade: A – Rosler has answered every question which has hung over the squad and the club now need to push on.

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