Report: Leeds United deliberately didn't sign Will Buckley earlier because of wage issues

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The Sunderland winger has joined on a three-month loan deal.

Leeds United recently brought in yet another new face, strengthening their wide positions even more with the arrival of Will Buckley on loan from Sunderland.

The former Brighton man was not getting a look in at The Stadium of Light and after several weeks of rumours regarding his potential arrival at the club, the deed is now done.

Buckley has been on the radar at Leeds for some time now and a report today suggested the delay in signing him was in fact deliberate from the Yorkshire club.

Leeds United could have signed him up on a loan deal weeks ago, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, but his £20,000-a-week wages were proving to be a stumbling block.

Instead they decided to wait until after the transfer window – in the hope that Sunderland might be talked down from the initial wage percentage they were asking Leeds to pay and it would appear that they have done just that.

With Sam Byram struggling for his best form on the right-wing the arrival of Buckley plugs a hole in the Leeds United first-team.

Hopefully he can impress during his three-month loan spell and a New Year extension is on the cards.

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