Leeds United have been dealt another transfer blow with the news that Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill will stay put instead of move to Elland Road.
The Lowdown: Dieng move collapses
For much of deadline day, it looked as though the Whites would be signing Bamba Dieng from Marseille in a significant move in the transfer market.
Instead, the expected signing collapsed late in the day, with renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano confirming that he would instead join OGC Nice.
This isn’t Leeds’ only setback on deadline day, however, following another negative update.
The Latest: Brownhill move also off
According to Football League World, Leeds were interested in signing Brownhill before the end of the window but Burnley have decided that he is going nowhere.
There was interest in the Englishman from a number of other Premier League clubs, including Wolves.
The Verdict: Bad deadline day for Leeds
After such a positive summer for Jesse Marsch, which has seen the likes of Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson join and impress immediately, this is a bad way to end the transfer window.
The Dieng saga was a particularly big blow, given his potential and the need for a new forward, but Brownhill could also have been a shrewd signing, having been hailed as ‘fabulous’ by Lee Hendrie.
He could have brought handy squad depth in the middle of the park, as well as proven Premier League quality, but it clearly isn’t meant to be for the Whites.
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