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The five worst Leeds signings in Cellino's era

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Over 40 players have entered the Elland Road door since Massimo Cellino's controversial takeover in 2014. We rate the five worst to pull on a Leeds shirt.

Casper Sloth

Casper Sloth - Leeds United

The Danish international was signed to provide creativity and be a genuine "number 10" option for Leeds. However, he proved to be far too lightweight for the rough and tumble nature of the Championship and was quickly outcast to the bench and reserve team under Neil Redfearn. Uwe Rosler and Steve Evans also saw no reason to play Sloth, who didn't make a single appearance in the entirety of the 2015/16 season. His nightmare ended in the summer after being sold to Aalborg in his homeland.

Tommaso Bianchi

Tommaso Bianchi - Leeds United

Former Italy Under-21 man Bianchi was heralded by ex-coach Dave Hockaday as someone who could play all over midfield. Yet his tendency to go missing in games meant he never really imposed himself in the division. A serous knee injury away to Reading in February did not help his cause and he found himself on the fringes of the first team on his return. After making no appearances in the first half of last season he joined Ascoli on loan which turned permanent in the summer.

Giuseppe Bellusci

Leeds United's Giuseppe Bellusci

Nicknamed "The Warrior" in Italy, Leeds fans were looking to the centre-back to add some steel to the spine of the team. However, his erratic and overly aggressive playing style was caught out almost straight away, being sent off in his second appearance against Watford. A stunning free-kick against Bournemouth was the only good moment in a very patchy two-year spell at Elland Road. A season's loan to Empoli followed this summer.

Edgar Cani

Edgar Cani

Quite possibly the worst of the five in terms of ability, the Albanian striker was signed on loan on deadline day in January 2015. Despite only making four cameo appearances from the bench, he instantly looked out of his depth at Championship level and didn't help his cause when he was one of the "sicknote six" (along with Bellusci) that pulled out of a game at Charlton near the end of the season. Unsurprisingly, he wasn't retained and now plays in the third tier of Italian football.

Granddi N'Goyi

Not so much bad, but more pointless. Another January loan signing, the Congolese international arrived unfit and didn't debut until April, when the season was all but over. Like Cani, N'Goyi left that summer and last played for Dijon in France.

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