Liam Bridcutt insists Leeds United were his first choice

Leeds Bridcutt

The Scotland international signed a two-year deal at the club this week.

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Leeds United recently tied up the permanent signing of Scotland international Liam Bridcutt. The 27-year-old joined after ending his association with Sunderland, signing a two-year deal at Elland Road.

It was a long and protracted negotiation progress for the player but Leeds fans are delighted that they finally got the deal over the line for the player.

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Trotter in action with Leeds United's Liam BridcuttBolton Wanderers' Liam Trotter in action with Leeds United's Liam Bridcutt

At one point it looked like Bridcutt might head elsewhere as Leeds struggled to finalise a deal. But the player insists that Leeds were his first choice, although he remained coy on what might have been Premier League interest in his services. He told BBC Radio Leeds:

“I needed a new challenge, I needed a fresh start. Leeds United have given me that opportunity.

“I’m not too sure (if there was a chance to stay in the Premier League). My agent spoke to a few clubs but for me I think it was best to come here and show what I am about again.”

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United's central midfield position is something of a conundrum currently.

The club have plenty of options, despite losing Lewis Cook to Bournemouth this summer.

Bournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro MedranBournemouth's Lewis Cook in action with Valencia's Alvaro Medran

However, Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips are still young whilst Garry Monk is said to be happy to let both Toumani Diagouraga and Luke Murphy leave the club before the transfer window shuts.

Bridcutt played 24 times for Leeds last season and had a positive impact on results at Elland Road. New Leeds boss Garry Monk will hope he can do so once again.

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