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Garry Monk insists he has no problems with Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino's approach

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Leeds United have had defender Gabriele Perico on trial over the last week.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss Garry Monk has told BBC Radio Leeds that he has no problems with Massimo Cellino recommending players.

Leeds have had defender Gabriele Perico on trial over the last week, and his arrival at Elland Road has caused some annoyance from supporters.

Perico is currently a free agent, but he is well known to Cellino - as he played for Cagliari.

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Many Leeds have suggested that the 32-year-old is almost certainly a signing that Cellino wanted to make, rather than a player who Monk had identified.

But the former Swansea boss appears to have no problems with the approach taken by the Leeds chairman.

“It’s a case of when you’re at a football club and you’re a manager you have to work with people on the recruitment side of it,” Monk said. “Everyone will have their own ideas in terms of player suggestions. Those decisions are always taken together. There’s no problems with any of that - it happens at every football club.”

Monk also confirmed that the process of actually signing a player at Leeds was a diplomatic one.

“It’s a situation where everyone has to agree,” Monk said, when asked whether he has the power to veto Cellino’s suggestions.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

“We are all working in the same way. The owner is very experienced and so are the people who are doing the recruitment. The people who come to the club will definitely be the people who we all want.”

Whether Perico will be offered a contract at Leeds remains to be seen.

Perico played for 45 minutes of Leeds’ friendly against Atalanta yesterday, which they won 2-1.

Leeds’ season gets underway with a match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road next weekend.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

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