Steve Evans gives update on Leeds United’s transfer business; Bridcutt expected to sign

Elland Road

Leeds United are hoping to complete a loan signing today, with Sunderland midfielder Bridcutt linked.

Leeds are looking to improve they form under Steve Evans, and he has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying that a loan player should be brought in today, with hopefully another signing on the way.

He said: “We may get one player done today, we are waiting to see if we can get that done. With the one player today, and hopefully one other we have had joy.”

Evans was also quoted as saying that the player being brought in today will be first choice in that department, and although there are no indications as to which position is being strengthened, it is a good chance that a goalkeeper is being brought in.

Marco Silvestri has come under criticism for his recent performances, and with Ross Turnbull out of action through injury, Evans wants to bring in a new stopper to compete with, and likely take the starting jersey from Silvestri.

And with Evans saying that he will be first-choice in that department, there is a good chance that a new keeper will be lining up between the sticks ahead of Silvestri when a deal is finally completed.

However, a report in the Telegraph has claimed that it will be a midfielder arriving at Elland Road, with Liam Bridcutt of Sunderland expected to sign on loan soon.

The former Brighton man has not made a single appearance for Sunderland this season, and has been touted for an exit since the summer transfer window. However, he did not depart the Stadium of Light, and the Black Cats have been looking to loan him out since then.

And with Leeds now hoping to strengthen, it appears as if Bridcutt is the player set to arrive later today, with his debut for the Whites set to be tomorrow, as Leeds take on Cardiff City at Elland Road.

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