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Leeds confirm deal with Eredivisie outfit for attacker

Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been seeing a number of their players leave this summer.

Marcelo Bielsa has been active in making the changes he deems necessary this summer in order for the Whites to challenge for a place in the Premier League.

The new manager has already seen the likes of Felix Wiedwald, Andy Lonergan and Pawel Cibicki depart and they have now confirmed another one of their players has headed out on a temporary basis.

The club’s official website has stated that Jay-Roy Grot has headed to the Eredivisie and will join up with VVV-Venlo on a season-long loan deal, following his arrival from the same league to the Elland Road outfit last summer.

The 20-year-old did not have the impact many would have hoped for and Victor Orta confirmed the club felt a loan period away would help him develop into the player they feel he can be.

“We believe that Jay-Roy has a strong future ahead of him and we feel that regularly playing games is going to be a key part of his development,” he told the club’s official website.

“We wish him every success this season and we are confident he can only benefit from this experience.”

Landlord’s Verdict

The Leeds fans in the Tavern were disappointed with his performances last season, with just one goal to his name, and will be hoping he can rediscover the form he had before joining them.

A loan spell will do Grot’s confidence wonders, especially back in a league he knows well, and the locals will be keen to see how he continues to develop from afar.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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