Photo: Liam Bridcutt is a Leeds United player again, squad number confirmed

Leeds Bridcutt

Leeds United have finally signed Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland.

Leeds United have completed the signing of midfielder Liam Bridcutt, they have confirmed.

Bridcutt signs from Premier League side Sunderland on a two-year deal, after he was made surplus to requirements at the club.

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Bridcutt signed on loan for Leeds United last season, back in November, and was one of the team's most consistent performers.

His eagerness to get stuck in has been sorely lacking over Leeds' first two games, with the Whites losing Championship matches to both QPR and Birmingham City.

It appears to be too early for Bridcutt to feature tonight against Fulham, and he should make his debut this weekend against Sheffield Wednesday.

His signing helps fill the void left by Lewis Cook, who was sold to Bournemouth back in July. Bridcutt is Leeds' eighth summer signing, and more could yet arrive.

The Whites are still short in central defence and need cover at left-back, while with one goal in two games, another striker would also not go amiss.

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