Neil Warnock today confirmed his first signing of the rebuilding job at Leeds United with Portsmouth’s Jason Pearce joining for a reported £500,000, a story we first broke in April.
Pearce’s addition to the squad shows Warnock’s ambitions. If today’s news had been to announce the signing of a journey man on a free transfer, here only to make up the numbers, Leeds fans would once again have a feeling of disgruntlement against the club and not for the first time this season. But instead, the club has made the right decision in confirming the signing of a young, highly-rated centre back who could command a spot in one of England’s Premier League sides (Norwich to be exact, who were reportedly chasing him). As one Portsmouth fan said on twitter “Jason Pearce is a Prem class defender worth a lot more than £500k. Vultures circling”.
We ask how many players do you expect to see brought in between now and transfer deadline day? Taking into consideration that Warnock has already stated he isn’t a fan of the emergency loan window, we can safely say any he does make will be season-long and low in number.
Reporter Matthew Mckeith