Today Leeds announced the arrival of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Manchester United and confirmed youngster Tyler Denton had departed the club on loan.
Both players occupy the position of left full back and it's expected that the arrival of Borthwick-Jackson is the reason that Denton has been given the opportunity to impress on loan for the club.
Borthwick-Jackson, a product of the Manchester United (scum) academy has joined Leeds on a twelve month loan deal after completing what could only be regarded as the longest medical in history having taken his medical exam on Friday afternoon.
The 20-year old is a natural at both centre back and full back and will be brought straight into the first team picture with Leeds having to substitute both Gaetano Berardi (shoulder) and Matthew Pennington (ankle) off during their first game of the 17/18 season.
Denton on the other hand has been gifted the chance to play regular first team football for an entire season instead of remaining as a backup option for Leeds.
A similar situation happened with Lewie Coyle earlier in the summer having been allowed to leave for Fleetwood on a temporary basis.
Both players are highly regarded at Leeds United's academy and are expected to have good careers ahead of them. However, they are unfortunately behind a selection of good players at this current time.
Having joined Port Vale on a season long loan, Denton will not eligible to play against his parent club on Wednesday evening as the sides meet in the newly named Carabao Cup but is expected to make his league debut on the following Saturday.
The jury is out whether either of these moves will pan out as Leeds expect, but at least it shows good knowledge of the youth culture in England by Leeds using the loan system to their advantage.
By Ryan Ingham