Transfers, training camp fury, £40m deal - Everything that's happened at Leeds United this summer

It is never dull at Leeds United, is it? A lot has happened at Elland Road since the Whites were beaten by Southampton in the Championship play-off final on May 26.

There has been a huge summer clear-out at Elland Road. Many fringe players have left the West Yorkshire outfit.

Manager Daniel Farke has so far signed one 'new' player. More transfer moves are expected before the Whites' pre-season opener with League Two side Harrogate Town a week on Friday.

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It has been suggested that Farke is keen to sign a new right-back, central midfielder and forward before the big kick-off. Despite the lack of incomings to date, there is no need to panic. The transfer window is open until Friday, August 30.

Here is a handy round-up of everything that has have happened since the market reopened:

Key backroom staff departure

Head of medicine and performance Rob Price left United to take up a similar position with newly-promoted Championship side Derby County. Price had been with the Whites since 2018. It has been reported that Henry McStay, the club's first team lead physiotherapist, has stepped up to fill the void left by Price.

Chief executive Angus Kinnear said: "On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank Rob for his commitment and dedication to Leeds United, especially during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in the 2019-20 season.

"We all have great respect and appreciation for Rob, and naturally we are disappointed to see him leave the club, but we wish him every success in the future."

Jack Harrison exit

The winger rejoined Everton on a season-long loan deal, albeit with no option to buy included as part of the deal. Harrison established himself as a first team regular last year as the Toffees avoided the drop, making 29 Premier League appearances.

The former England Under-21 international is under contract at United until 2028. He first joined the club six years ago on loan from Manchester City. It was turned into a permanent switch in 2021.

The 27-year-old has amassed 190 league appearances for the Whites. A member of Marcelo Bielsa’s promotion-winning side in 2020, Harrison was one of a number of senior players to leave on loan last summer following the club's relegation to the Championship.

Pre-season training camp update

United will head to Germany for a training camp and friendlies later this month - but the supporters have been not to travel to follow the team with police on leave after Euro 2024.

A club statement said: “Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond the control of the club, we have recently been informed any friendly matches played in Germany have been ordered to take place behind closed doors. We understand supporters will be frustrated at this news, as we are equally as a club.

“We have explored all possible avenues, however, it has not been possible to overturn this decision. As always, we would like to thank you for your commitment and dedication, but in light of the above, we kindly ask supporters expecting to see Leeds United in pre-season training or matches, not to travel to Germany.”

Fans have vented their frustration over the situation and a lack of clarity around the reasons for the decision. A Leeds United Supporters Trust statement, released this week, read: “The Trust have now been in contact with numerous groups including the German Football League, the club’s travel company and we are still waiting to hear from the German FA.

"We still haven’t been given an explicit reason as to why Leeds United fans can’t attend our games in Germany. Through our conversations, it’s been alluded to that post-Euros police holidays and the categorisation of the games as “high risk” (due to English/German rivalry) are reasons for preventing Leeds fans from attending. However, this is not preventing four other UK-based clubs having travelling fans in attendance. How are Leeds United fans expected to interpret this decision?

“We are continuing to push LUFC to work with the authorities to get some answers at the very least. If this decision isn’t going to be overturned, at a minimum we expect some form of broadcast via official club channels. The lack of proactive engagement with fans from the relevant authorities is, quite frankly, insulting.”

Fixtures and Carabao Cup draw

United will kick off their 2024-25 Championship season against League One champions Portsmouth. Pompey will visit Elland Road on August 10 at 12.30pm. Their first away fixture sees them head to Carlos Corberan's West Bromwich Albion side.

Meanwhile, the Whites will entertain Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup first round. The tie, which will be screened live on Sky Sports, will take place at Elland Road on Wednesday, August 14, kick-off 8pm.

Player exodus

Sonny Perkins (loan), Marc Roca (permanent), Archie Gray (permanent), Darko Gyabi (loan) Jamie Shackleton (permanent) and Sam Greenwood (loan). Are United done there? Nope.

Charlie Cresswell and Kristoffer Klaesson look set to join Toulouse and Rakow Czestochowa respectively. Real Betis remain hopeful of signing Diego Llorente, despite seeing a bid rejected for the experienced defender.

First teamers Ilan Meslier, Glen Kamara, Wilfried Gnonto, Georginio Rutter and Crysencio Summerville continue to be heavily linked with moves elsewhere. United recently knocked back a £30m offer from Brighton for Rutter.

Gray and Rodon deals

The boy wonder has gone in a £40m deal. The Whites were left "heartbroken" after selling Gray, a once-in-a-generation talent, go to Tottenham after the Premier League club triggered a release clause in his contract. Spurs stepped in to sign the prodigiously talented 18-year-old following Brentford's failure to meet the structure of a deal that United desired.

A United statement read: "While we understand supporters will be hugely disappointed to lose such a homegrown talent, and a family name so synonymous with Leeds United, the move improves the club's chance to compete for automatic promotion next season by increasing our ability to build a competitive squad within the league's financial control regulations."

Defender Joe Rodon arrived from Tottenham in a separate deal believed to be worth about £10m. Rodon starred on loan at United last season.

Home kit unveiled

United have unveiled their new home shirt ahead of the 2024/25 Championship season. It is the first jersey to be sponsored by the club's new minority shareholder Red Bull.

BOXT, last season's front-of-shirt sponsor, have become the club's official sleeve sponsor. A United statement read: "The iconic white jersey features three blue stripes across the shoulders with matching panels that seamlessly continue onto the shorts. The home kit is completed with white and blue socks adorned with the LUFC scripture, creating a cohesive and stylish look.

"The jersey also features a Yorkshire Rose back neck sign-off that pays homage to the club and city’s history."

United have yet to release their away change strip and third kit.