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brian montenegro confirmed as leeds united “enter the action” on deadline day

brian montenegro confirmed as leeds united “enter the action” on deadline day


So deadline day is a thing now and we all know everybody is very excited and all that but I mean, really.

Not since the days of Salem Patel and his winky-face tweets have LUFC made an announcement like this:

Stand by…we are about the enter the #DeadlineDay action… #lufc

— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) September 1, 2014

That was a precursor less to news than to confirmation of something everybody pretty much knew about already: brilliantly named forward Brian Montenegro has joined from Paraguayan club Nacional.

Brian only moved there in July to take part in the closing stages of the Copa Libertadores and the Paraguayan Championship, but he was there long enough to score one pretty sweet goal, which you can view from every conceivable angle in this video.

Leeds aren’t the 21-year old forward’s first English club; in 2011/12 he spent an unhappy year on loan at West Ham, where despite good reports in the reserves, Montenegro only managed one appearance in the FA Cup. He’s come to Leeds, like so many others, on a season long loan with the option of a permanent transfer; he’s Leeds’ fifteenth signing of the summer.

Not all of them are strikers, but it sort of feels that way; the only surprise about Leeds’ involvement in “the action” of deadline day so far is that it hasn’t involved any strikers – or anybody – leaving the club. Dom Poleon is apparently of interest to Oldham and Crewe, but the main talk of the day has involved a bid from Fulham for Mathieu Smith; Phil Hay of the YEP described that move as having a 50/50 chance of happening.

Fulham are also said to be after Jermaine Beckford, and if after all they end up with Luciano Becchio then it’s fair to say Ross McCormack has had something to say about his new strike partner.