Evans explains which two players he's wanted since he first joined Leeds

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The Leeds head coach has been discussing January transfer signings.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans says he's wanted to sign two players since he first arrived at Elland Road and wrote them on a piece of paper as soon as he joined, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The first was Liam Bridcutt - who Leeds have already signed on loan.

And the second was Toumani Diagouraga, the 28-year-old Brentford midfielder who appears to be on his way to the Yorkshire club.

Evans is quoted as saying by the YEP: "When I first came in I wrote two names on a piece of paper - ‘Toums’ and Bridcutt. Those were the two for that area of the pitch."

As the YEP suggest, it looks as though Evans will finally have got his way by this afternoon, when Leeds are expected to announce the Diagouraga deal.

Slowly, the Whites actually appear to be building a decent side that can take the club forward in the coming months and seasons.

But demands can't be placed too soon. Right now, transfers are one thing but performances aren't quite there.

A good display against Brentford on Tuesday night - when Diagouraga will be able to play for Leeds against his former side - would be a great place to start.

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