Transfer weekend is officially over. £40m spent of Rodrigo Moreno and Robin Koch. Now it’s Bank Holiday Monday. Yet, the transfer talk just does not stop.

There are very real talks that Leeds United are involved in a pursuit of Udinese midfield dynamo Rodrigo De Paul (PLEASE don’t sign him and put Rodrigo DP on his shirt back). Reports coming through indicate that the Whites transfer team have met Watford owner Gino Pozzo in London to continue to thrash out a deal for the player who plays for a side owned by Giampaolo Pozzo, Gino’s father.

Even later last night, news trickled through that the Whites were still dancing down the transfer jamboree with a move for Dinamo Zagreb’s teen defender Josko Gvardiol. That initial talk has been consolidated by news from Mirror reporter David Anderson (below):

What Anderson says there rings true. Rebuffed by Arsenal in their chase for former Bolton Wanderers defender Holding, the Whites have switched tack and headed for teenager Gvardiol. Gvardiol is an 18-year-old, Croatian Under-21 international who plays for Dinamo Zagreb, having made the jump to the first team last season after coming up through the youth ranks at the club.

He featured in 11 first-team games last season (829 minutes) and scored 1 goal. He also featured in Zagreb’s UEFA Youth League competition, featuring in every minute of their nine-game run to the Quarter-Finals before a 3-1 defeat against Benfica knocked them out.

It’s a strange time to be a Leeds United fan with all these quality transfers buzzing around. It’s like the Ferrero Rocher advert where the guests are being spoiled with that sickly, gold-wrapped, praline-infested chocolate. One guest turns and says “Ambassador, with these Rocher you are really spoiling us!

Take away the Rocher, replace with ‘transfers’. Remove the Ambassador, replace with ‘Leeds United’. That’s just what it feels like – we are being spoiled.

Oh, and throw the Ferrero Rocher in the bin. Please!

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