By Farai Diza
Events happening at Elland Road over the past few weeks have been nothing but sweet news to all the loyal Leeds fans who had endure horrifying off season spells over the past couple of years.
Under the school boy bullying tactics of former chairman Ken Bates, loan transfers were all with rarely any money exchanging hands.
Enter 2013 - GFH has installed some pride and prestige back onto the Leeds United emblem with three new names coming on board.
In this last week nothing has happened but the gaffer, Brian McDermott, is rumoured to be after one player in particular who he thinks will be really important
and I would think that must be a centre-half.
Brian will be looking for a centre- back and I think he needs one. He was more or less saying that at the end of last season.
I'm pretty certain it's the worst kept secret in football that Brian is referring to Matt Mills coming to Leeds. The only question is why it hasn't happened yet.
My guess is that either GFH are working to get the funds in or we just need to ship out a couple of high earners (Norris, Tonge etc) before it can happen - same as with the Murphy situation.
Brian seems calm about it which suggests he knows it will happen, it's just a case of a chain reaction prompted by someone leaving.
Mills will have been spoken to about the situation and is just waiting. I'd also guess that Dougie Freedman's comments (about there being no approach from Leeds) were designed to both kick Leeds into action while also alerting any other clubs that fancy him.
There's been mixed reactions about Mills but I think he's exactly what we need and definitely fits in with Brians ethos (talented, young, hungry). He was a £5m player less than 3 years ago and wants to prove why. A season with us and he'll be worth more than that again.
He's quick, strong and reads the game very well. On a separate note what's happened to Matthew Upson? Is he still available on a free? He'd be another terrific signing for us.