Bartley has signed for West Brom, despite heavy interest from Leeds United, who must now take their search for a new centre-back elsewhere.
Bartley, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Elland Road a couple of seasons ago, has all the attributes that Marcelo Bielsa will be seeking in a defensive recruit. Standing at 6’4”, and with a proven record of quality at Championship level, Bartley would’ve been the perfect signing to line up beside Pontus Jansson for the upcoming campaign.
With that option no longer on the table though, Leeds will have to find an alternative solution for their centre-back problem.
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