Former Leeds boss says duo were bound for the club regardless.
Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game
Former Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has claimed two of the club's seven additions this summer were bound for Elland Road had he remained as boss.
Both players signed for the club in early July, and are expected to feature regularly this upcoming campaign.
Oxford's Kemar Roofe and Swansea's Kyle Bartley in action
Evans was replaced by Garry Monk in early June, who has also added Hadi Sacko, Marcus Antonsson, Matt Grimes and Rob Green, with Pablo Hernandez the latest to follow.
He said: "There's been some good signings made. The boy Roofe, and Kyle Bartley, they was going to come in if I'd had been there, but Garry's obviously rates those players highly himself and has brought them in."
Bartley played under Garry Monk at Swansea City, but to back up Evans' comments, Leeds were credited with making a move for the defender on transfer deadline day on February 1 but Wales Online.
Leeds manager Garry Monk
Evans may well also have been lining up Roofe too, but Garry Monk told LUTV after he signed that he had also been tracking him since his time as Swansea boss.
The rest of the signings evidently were not ones Evans had in mind, but the one player he likely would have added is the midfielder who remains a potential target, Liam Bridcutt.