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Ranking Leeds United's summer signings in order of best performances

Bristol City's Marlon Pack and Leeds' Pablo Hernandez in action

Garry Monk made 11 signings during the summer after taking over at the Whites, but which ones have been the best?

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

11. Matt Grimes

The midfielder is familiar to Garry Monk having been one of his signings at Swansea from Exeter City. Regarded as a hot prospect for the future, the England under-21 international was signed as a replacement for Lewis Cook to give the side some youthful energy and creativity.

However, Grimes endured a torrid debut against Queen Park Rangers and since then has only made fleeting cup and league appearances, with little to no impact. With there being a huge amount of midfielders at the club anyway, it seems unlikely Grimes will play too much more unless there's a big turnaround in form.

10. Kemar Roofe

Last season's League Two top scorer cost Leeds up to £3 million (BBC Sport), a huge amount for a club that has been starved of funds and investment since the Premier League days.

Leeds' Kemar Roofe and Blackburn's Jason Lowe in action

Roofe had a knack for scoring spectacular goals as well as clinical finishes that make a good striker. However, so far the jump up two leagues looks like it is catching up with him, and it hasn't really happened yet for the former West Brom trainee. In fairness to him, he hasn't yet had a prolonged spell up front in his favoured position. With Chris Wood in good form though, he may have to wait for that opportunity.

9. Marcus Antonsson

The Swede was the first signing of the season at Elland Road, and arrived on the recommendation of Garry Monk's assistant manager Pep Clotet, who worked with the striker back in Sweden.

It's fair to say the former Kalmar man has been a victim of the early season indifferent form. The 4-2-3-1 which has been used in the past month and has seen success, requires a more robust centre forward in the mould of Chris Wood, therefore Antonsson has to settle for the bench.

He has shown some promise though, with evidently a good football brain and movement. He will get his chances in the near future.

8. Robert Green

With Marco Silvestri showing his inexperience last year with plenty of mistakes, the signing of Rob Green was a welcome one, with the England keeper brought in to provide safe if unspectacular hands.

However, he made mistakes in the first month notably against QPR on that fateful opening day and it looked like he was past it. Yet in recent games he has looked very solid and for a season at least, will prove to be a decent addition.

7. Eunan O'Kane

On deadline day, you would have thought the last position Leeds needed to strengthen was in midfield with ten options already at the club.

Derby's Jacob Butterfield in action with Leeds' Eunan O'Kane

Nevertheless, the ex-Bournemouth man was brought in on a two-year contract and slotted into the side quickly. Being at the Vitality Stadium for the past four years clearly shows as the Irishman looks very comfortable on the ball and can pick a pass. In time, he will need to do more going forward but for now he looks a good player.

6. Pablo Hernandez

The highest profile of all Monk's signings, the Spanish international was brought in from a spell in Qatar on loan, and was quickly expected to be the creative marquee player that the team is built around.

As with many players of that ilk, Hernandez can be hit and miss, but when he has played well he has been outstanding, with his goal against Cardiff a highlight so far.

5. Hadi Sacko

Signed as a punt from Sporting Lisbon, the Frenchman, who has a 60 million euro release clause (Star), was brought in to provide the pace and trickery that has been missing from the Leeds side since the heady days of Max Gradel.

Like Hernandez, Sacko has been inconsistent particularly with his finishing. However, starting with Daniel Pudil at Sheffield Wednesday, the winger has had many left backs on toast and if his final ball improves, will prove to be one of the best wide men in the league.

4. Liam Bridcutt

"#AnnounceBridcutt" was the hashtag in one of the most prolonged transfer sagas in the summer. The holding midfielder was on loan at Elland Road and impressed fans with his no nonsense displays. No future at the Stadium of Light meant Leeds had a chance of bringing him back.

Leeds Bridcutt

Eventually he rejoined on a free transfer and immediately helped shore up the midfield as captain. A foot injury means he is currently injured but has played well in his short spell so far.

3. Luke Ayling

With Gaetano Berardi and youngster Lewie Coyle on the books at right back, it seems nonsensical to bring another one in but Luke Ayling was signed from Bristol City for £750,000 (Mail).

The 24-year-old, who can also play centre back, has been an excellent signing so far, looking very calm and composed in defence while also assisting Hadi Sacko up front. Certainly one of the more unsung heroes of the campaign so far.

2. Pontus Jansson

Not much more can be said about the powerful Swede's dominant central defensive performances. Terrific in the air, tough in the tackle and hilarious in the tweet, Jansson is already reaching cult hero status at Elland Road.

Leeds have an option to buy him for around £3.5 million, according to Talksport and even at that figure, would seemingly be a bargain on the evidence so far.

1. Kyle Bartley

Leeds' best player of the season so far, Bartley has stepped in having played little football generally in his whole career so far, yet looks like a seasoned pro. His aerial ability in both boxes has been invaluable and he's already grabbed two goals, and could have had more.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri (L) in action with Leeds United's Kyle BartleySheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri (L) in action with Leeds United's Kyle Bartley

Additionally, with Liam Bridcutt suspended, Bartley is now skippering the side in the absence of Liam Cooper and his giant frame and temperament means he looks like the proper leader Leeds have missed. If the option for a permanent deal is there, then Leeds should definitely explore it.

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