Fabian Delph was sold to Aston Villa in 2009. He would go on to make over 100 appearances for the Villains before moving on to Manchester City and Everton. as well as briefly back to Leeds United on a loan spell. Delph retired after his Everton contract expired last year. (Photo: Getty Images)
It was a tumultuous summer of transfer action for Leeds United with a mass exodus of first-team players following Premier League relegation. Some stars sought returns to the top flight in favour of a Championship campaign in Yorkshire while others headed off to the continent for a more tropical setting to play football.
Over the years Leeds United has pulled in record-breaking transfer fees for stars whose stock has risen while playing at Elland Road. The YEP casts an eye over the 13 record club departures and visits what they are up to now whether it be management, punditry, coaching or still playing the game. Transfer fees are taken from Transfermarkt.
Robbie Fowler joined Manchester City in 2003. He is currently manager at Saudi side Al-Qadsiah having taken the role this summer. (Photo: Getty Images) Harry Kewell joined Liverpool in 2003 and has gone on to work as a manager since retiring in 2014. He is currently a first team coach at Celtic, keeping the role even after compatriot Ange Postecoglou left this summer. (Photo: Getty Images) Robbie Keane joined Spurs in 2002 and then bounced around various clubs. He returned to Elland Road to work as a coach with Sam Allardyce earlier this year but is now manager at Israeli Premier League side side Maccabi Tel Aviv. (Photo: Getty Images) Jack Clarke moved to Spurs in 2019 and is now a key part of Sunderland’s Championship side having joined the Black Cats in 2022. (Photo: Getty Images) Ross McCormack joined Fulham in 2014 and is still playing at 37 years old now. He joined English Northern Premier League (East) side Liversedge this summer. Joathan Woodgate joined Newcastle United in 2003. Woodgate is currently a first team coach at former club Middlesbrough, having previously managed the North East side. (Photo: Getty Images) Chris Wood moved to Burnley in 2017 and then to Newcastle United in 2022 after a successful spell at Turf Moor. The striker made a loan move to Nottingham Forest permanent this summer and has one Premier League goal this season. (Photo: Getty Images) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink jointed Atletico Madrid in a high profile 1999 move. Hasselbaink is currently a coach in the England set-up and has managed Burton Albion, Northampton Town and QPR in the past. He also appears regularly as a pundit. (Photo: Getty Images) A familiar face, Tyler Adams only left Leeds United this summer and moved to Bournemouth. (Photo: Getty Images) Rio Ferdinand joined rivals Manchester United in 2002. The former defender is now a regular pundit, podcaster and documentary-maker. (Photo: Getty Images) Kalvin Phillips left Leeds United for Manchester City in 2022 as has struggled for game time at the Etihad. (Photo: Getty Images) Leeds United’s record sale Raphinha joined Barcelona in 2022. The winger hasn’t featured much this season having picked up a red card in the first match of the campaign. (Photo: Getty Images)