The 18 players that left Leeds United in the summer transfer window and how they’re faring

Raphinha playing for Barcelona in the La Liga game against Real Valladolid

Jesse Marsch helped Leeds United avoid relegation to the Championshp last season and then made a lot of changes during his first transfer window at the club.

Marsch spent around £100mllion and signed nine new players, but they recouped a lot of that money as a host of players left the club as well.

While some stars made the decision to leave Elland Road, others were deemed surplus to requirements by the new boss.

We’ve taken a look at the 18 players that left Leeds permanently or on loan in the summer and how they’ve fared since.

Note: we’ve only included players that have made at least one first-team appearance for Leeds.


While Arsenal and Chelsea both tried to sign Raphinha, Barcelona won the race for his signature after agreeing to pay Leeds a total package worth £55million.

The winger has hit the ground running and become one of the first names on Xavi’s teamsheet, forming part of a deadly front three alongside Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele.

He’s played a key role in Barcelona’s impressive start to the campaign and scored his first La Liga goal in their 3-0 win at Sevilla.

Kalvin Phillips

After making over 200 appearances for Leeds, Phillips rejected interest from Manchester United and completed a £42million move to Manchester City in the summer.

But the England international spent a lot of time on the sidelines last season and his start to life at City has been plagued by injury struggles.

He’s played just 13 minutes of competitive football since arriving in Manchester, coming off the bench in wins over West Ham United and Sevilla.

Leif Davis

Davis had an underwhelming loan spell at Bournemouth in 2021/22 and was then sold to Ipswich Town for £1million.

He’s since made the left wing-back spot his own in Kieran McKenna’s side, making six starts during their unbeaten start to the League One campaign.

The 22-year-old has been going from strength to strength in recent weeks and registered an assist in their 3-0 win over Shrewsbury.

Liam McCarron

McCarron, who made just one first-team appearance for Leeds, was sold to Stoke City before then being loaned out to League One side Port Vale on transfer deadline day.

Kiko Casilla

Casilla’s Leeds contract was terminated by mutual consent at the end of the 2021/22 season, and he returned to his native Spain to join Getafe on a one-year deal.

He’s currently serving as the back-up goalkeeper to David Soria and is yet to make his debut for the club.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds

Laurens De Bock

After loan spells at Oostende, Sunderland, ADO Den Haag and Zulte Waregem, De Bock joined the latter on a permanent deal in May.

But he was on the move once again just a few weeks later as he joined Greek side Atromitos on a free transfer in July.

The 29-year-old has already established himself as a key player, playing the full 90 minutes in each of their opening four Super League 1 games.

Ryan Edmondson

Edmondson was handed his Leeds debut at the age of 16 in 2018 but made just one more appearance for the club before being released in 2022.

The striker joined League Two side Carlisle United but hip and ankle injuries have restricted him to three league appearances at the time of writing. He’s also played in two cup games and scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 defeat to Shrewsbury.

Kun Temenuzhkov

Temenuzhkov joined Spanish fourth tier side CDA Navalcarnero on a free transfer and enjoyed a dream debut, coming off the bench to score the winner against CF Villanovense.

Charlie Cresswell

A Leeds United academy graduate, Cresswell made five Premier League appearances last season and is now spending 2022/23 on loan at Championship side Millwall.

The centre-back scored a brace on his debut against Stoke City and also found the back of the net against Cardiff City, making him their top goalscorer at the time of writing.

While he did make a costly individual error in a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United, the 20-year-old has still impressed manager Gary Rowett and is enjoying the loan spell.

“It’s doing my development the world of good. There are loads of different types of players in this league – big players and little players,” he told the South London Press. “I’m not only growing as a person but as a player, dealing with the highs and lows of football.

“I’m learning different aspects. Defending out wide in a back three is something new to me because I’ve always played in a back four. You are defending in different areas.

“In a four you stay compact. In a back three you have to mark wingers or people out wide, it requires more defensive skill. It’s something I’m loving the challenge of.”

Jamie Shackelton

Shackleton followed Cresswell to Milwall and has has featured in all eight of their Championship outings this season, starting in all but one of those games.

The midfielder is already a key player in Rowett’s side and has also been praised for his versatility after filling in at wing-back.

Tyler Roberts

Roberts is spending 2022/23 on loan at Queens Park Rangers, who have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

After missing the start of the campaign due to a thigh injury, he marked his debut with a stunning goal in a Carabao Cup tie against Charlton Athletic and then scored in the penalty shootout.

The 23-year-old has since made five appearances in the Championship, starting twice and featuring three times from the bench. He’s shown glimpses of his talent but is yet to register a goal or assist in the competition.

Helder Costa

Leeds sanctioned another temporary departure for Costa and allowed him to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad, where he has been reunited with former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

The winger is yet to score for his current side but has started in all three of their opening league games in 2022/23, helping them record two wins and a draw.

Jack Jenkins

Jenkins has dropped down to League Two in search of regular first-team football and will spend 2022/23 at Salford City.

He is yet to feature in the league but made his debut against Liverpool Under-21s in the EFL Trophy and scored in a 2-1 win.

Stuart McKinstry

McKinstry came through Motherwell’s academy before joining Leeds in 2019 and has now returned to his former club on a season-long loan deal.

The midfielder is yet to establish himself in Steven Hammell’s starting XI and has made two substitute appearances at the time of writing.

Ian Poveda

After spending the 2021/22 season at Blackburn Rovers, Poveda has returned to the Championship and joined Blackpool on a season-long loan deal.

The winger came off the bench in a 1-0 defeat to Blackburn and then made his first start for the club in the 1-0 win over Huddersfield, where he was one of their standout performers.

“He was very good,” Blackpool boss Michael Appleton told the Blackpool Gazette. “He’s not had much football, so we were a little bit worried about that and we were thinking he might be better as an impact sub.

“Because we changed the shape a little bit we thought it might help him and it seemed to work. A lot of big moments came down to him.”

Lewis Bate

After joining Leeds from Chelsea in 2021, Bate played a handful of first-team games last season but will now get more opportunities during his loan spell at Oxford United.

The 19-year-old is slowly being eased into the team and has made four appearances in League One, starting twice and featuring two times from the bench.

He’s also played in both the Carabao Cup and the EFL Trophy, and the midfielder registered an assist in the latter.

Daniel James

Despite being heavily linked with Tottenham, James joined Fulham on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day. He then came off the bench to make his debut against Spurs but wasn’t able to make a telling impact in a 2-1 defeat.

Dan James, Fulham winger, during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Mateusz Bogusz

Bogus registered four goals and seven assists in 20 La Liga 2 appearances for Ibiza in 2021/22 before an ACL injury brought the loan spell to a premature end.

The Poland Under-21 international has returned to the Spanish side on another season-long loan deal and will be hoping to pick up where left off.

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