Italian midfielder makes Leeds move...

Leeds United have completed the signing of Italian midfielder Tommaso Bianchi for an undisclosed fee from Serie A side Sassuolo, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old, who is a former Italy Under-21, arrives at Elland Road having signed a four year deal with the club.

During his time with Sassuolo the midfielder achieved promotion to Serie A after the side won Serie B at the end of the 2013-14 season.

Bianchi’s former clubs also include Piacenza and Modena, he also appeared for the Italy Under-19s and Under-20s.

The midfielder is United’s third signing of the summer following the arrival of goalkeeping duo Marco Silvestri and Stuart Taylor.

United head coach David Hockaday said: “Tommaso can play on the left, on the right, in the number 10 role and he can score goals.

"In the last three seasons he has been involved in teams pushing for promotion. He was twice been beaten in the Play-Offs but more importantly he won automatic promotion into Serie A. So the last three seasons have been positive for Tommaso.

"He is hungry, young and he is everything that we are about. He has a great technic and he is another player that we delighted to welcome to Elland Road."

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