Elland Road: Home of Leeds United(credit: Wikipedia
Leeds United have landed Aston Villa starlet Barry Bannan on loan for the remainder of the season.
Bannan, 21, has emerged as a star of the future for Villa this season, making 19 appearances for the Midlands outfit while also earning a first cap for Scotland.
And manager Gerard Houllier has allowed the midfielder to make a temporary switch to Elland Road in order to gain more first-team experience, much to the delight of United boss Simon Grayson.
Grayson told the club’s official website: “Barry is a player we have been tracking for a while.
“Circumstances have now changed where Villa are in a position to let him join us and I'd like to thank them for agreeing to the move.
“He's had the opportunity to go to nearly every other team in the Championship so for him to come here makes it all the more pleasing.
“He's used to this division and he played a major part in Blackpool's run to get promoted last season so he has experience and he fits the bill perfectly for us.”