With Pontus Jansson, Paudie O’Connor, Aapo Halme, Mallik Wilks and Tyler Denton all making permanent exits from the club in recent weeks, Leeds United have now waved goodbye to Sam Dalby who has joined Watford on a two-year deal, as per the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Signed for an undisclosed fee, the 19-year-old is set to join up with the Hornets’ development squad for the upcoming campaign.
Dalby joined Leeds from Leyton Orient in 2018 (via The Non-League Football Paper) yet failed to make a single appearance for the senior side during his time in West Yorkshire as he featured exclusively for Carlos Corberan’s under-23 outfit.
Loaned out to Morecambe in January, the 19-year-old struggled in the fourth tier for Jim Bentley’s side as he only managed to make two substitute appearances during his spell (via Transfermarkt).
Although he was very much on the periphery at Elland Road, Dalby’s departure from Elland Road was nevertheless greeted with shock from plenty of Leeds fans who reacted to the news on Twitter.
bit of an odd one
— Lucas Gibson (@LucasG1998) July 12, 2019
Yet another strange transfer
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) July 12, 2019
Didn’t see that one coming. Looked a good prospect a year or so ago and then fell off the radar.
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 12, 2019
Seems too be selling everyone at the moment
— garth (@GarthHuggins1) July 12, 2019
Another one bites the dust
— TimAubert (@TimAubert) July 12, 2019
Good enough for a Premier League side, but not for us. What is going on? Undisclosed fee as well, so probably means we have more or less given him away.
— John Robinson (@jrob_jrob) July 12, 2019
— Eddie Killerby (@killerby92) July 12, 2019
That’s a weird one, all the best to the lad
— Arran James May (@AJMay_) July 12, 2019
The 19-year-old’s move to Watford coincided with the arrivals of Jamal Balogun, Cameron Green, Joseph Hungbo and Henry at Vicarage Road (via the Watford Observer).
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