Though it’s safe to assume he wasn’t in the first team photo, Darko Gyabi became the third player to finalise an Elland Road exit earlier this afternoon when he signed a season-long loan with Plymouth Argyle.
Since the start of the transfer season, Leeds has let go of two senior players: Luke Ayling, who has moved to Middlesbrough, and Djed Spence, whose loan from Tottenham was terminated.
Charlie Cresswell seems to have the best chance of moving up from Leeds’ first team roster, especially in light of what Farke stated about him during his news conference earlier today.
On the other hand, Farke is approaching attacker Joe Gelhardt—who, like Cresswell, has had difficulty getting into the game—differently. He claims that even though things might change for him, he does not want Gelhardt to go.
Farke intends to maintain Gelhardt
“Joffy [Gelhardt] is a proper part of our [main] group and has participated in multiple games,” he stated. I’m not tempted to give away many more gamers right now. That was the choice we made with Djed Spence.
“Our goal is to essentially maintain the group. We’re not tempted to part with players. Perhaps by the end of January, things will be different.