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Leeds United round-up: Redfearn discusses exit, Orta thanked for transfer and Ekuban scores

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Leeds United round-up: Redfearn discusses exit, Orta thanked for transfer and Ekuban scores

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Redfearn opens up

Former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been discussing his exit from the club in 2015.

The former academy boss left in controversial circumstances, with reports of unrest between himself and the Leeds owner at the time Massimo Cellino.

However, as Redfearn told the Telegraph, the way things ended were described as ‘disappointing’ but he still loved managing his ‘boyhood club’.

TRABZON, TURKEY – SEPTEMBER 01: Caleb Ekuban (R) of Trabzonspor celebrates after scoring a goal during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Trabzonspor and Galatasaray at Medical Park Stadium in Trabzon, Turkey on September 01, 2018. (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Thanks Uncle Victor

Spanish side Barakaldo have thanked Leeds United director of football Victor Orta for putting together a deal that saw them sign Oliver Sarkic this week.


Leeds’ talented striker, formerly of Benfica, joined the Spanish side on Friday and on the club’s official website they have thanked Orta for ‘making the loan possible’.

Leeds United have high hopes for Sarkic, whose season was curtailed by injury last term.

Starting with an Eku-bang

Caleb Ekuban got his loan career off to a bang this weekend. The Italian-Ghanaian striker struggled to find the net whilst a Leeds United player. It took him 14 games to score his first goal for Leeds. However, for loan club Trabzonspor it took just a matter of minutes.

The 24-year-old came off the bench and scored during Trabzonspor’s 4-0 win over Galatasaray.

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