Garry Monk responds to Bridcutt question

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United look set to re-sign Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt on a permanent basis.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss Garry Monk refused to discuss the potential signing of Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt when questioned by TV Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier on Monday that Bridcutt was undergoing a medical at Elland Road, after agreeing a two-year deal at the club with whom he spent the majority of last season loan.

Sunderland Bridcutt

Yet despite the apparent imminence of the 27-year-old's arrival, Monk refused to give anything away ahead of Tuesday's Championship visit of Fulham.

When asked what Bridcutt would bring to the Whites squad, the 37-year-old replied: "Well you know more than me then!

"Look, I don't talk about players that are coming in or going. All I know is that as a club behind the scenes we're working hard to try and help the group and improve the group and that's the way it will always be.

"We need to add experience and leadership within the group to help these young players and if we can do that in any way then we'll do that."

Assuming the deal goes ahead, Bridcutt will become Leeds's and Monk's ninth summer signing, though only three players have departed during the former Swansea boss's tenure.

Leeds United's Giuseppe BellusciOnly Giuseppe Bellusci has left Elland Road on a permanent basis since Monk's appointment

When asked if any more exits were on the cards following Jordan Botaka's loan move to Charlton Athletic last week, Monk remained assertive.

"No, nothing at the moment," he said.

Leeds sit 23rd in the standings after losing their opening two fixtures against Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City respectively.

Fulham, in contrast, have taken maximum points from their fixtures against Newcastle United and Preston North End.

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