It's been a shocking end to the winter transfer window of 2016 as Leeds sell off three of their most highly rated players.
Three Depart as Transfer Window Slams Shut
The first to leave was Chris Dawson.
It was especially saddening to see Dawson leave Elland Road after joining the club's academy aged just 11 years old.
The youngster made his professional debut under Neil Warnock in the 2012/13 season but failed to make another appearance for Leeds until last season.
Dawson was been sent out on loan to Blackpool last season and made 13 appearances until January where he spent the rest of the season at Leeds, making six appearances under Uwe Rösler.
Dawson spent all season on loan to Sheffield Wednesday this season, making 21 appearances in the Championship, scoring 4 goals and creating 3. Wednesday have followed up his loan move by making it permanent, paying £1.8 million for the midfielder.
The next player to leave West Yorkshire was the Egyptian international Sam Morsy
. Morsy had made incredible progress in his ability since signing up for the Whites
last summer for £200,000.
He made 27 appearances in all competitions last season as he helped Leeds win promotion to the Premier League in his first season in the Championship.
Now Morsy has stepped up to the Premier League and he is blossoming into an even better player than even his manager thought when he signed him. He has made 16 league appearances in the Premier League this season and because of his growing ability, his valuation has also grown.
Stoke City first took interest in the late stages of the window but snapped the Wolverhampton-born Egyptian up on the last day for an incredible £4 million - meaning Leeds had made a £3.8 million profit on the midfielder.
The last transfer of this season is bound to hurt Leeds fans the most. Following a combined total of five years at the club (including his previous tenure), Max Gradel
has left the club once again.
In 2011, Gradel was sold off as he was growing into Leeds' best player in years. He left for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 for a fee of around £2 million. He spent three years in France before handing in his transfer request at Saint-Etienne.
Uwe Rösler refused to let this chance slip as it would bring him a million times closer to the Leeds fans if he brought their hero back. Gradel re-signed at Elland Road for a fee of £850,000 - a bargain in many people's eyes.
In his return season at Leeds he tore the Championship apart. The Ivorian netted 21 times in 37 games as Rösler's 4-3-3 formation worked a treat for the trio up front including Billy Sharp, Alex Mowatt, and Gradel himself. Only Mowatt remains at the club out of that three.
Gradel was an integral part of getting Leeds promoted, so much that he scored in the play-off final against Derby. Even in this season he has continued his excellent form, scoring 12 in 21 games, including 6 assists - an incredible return for a winger.
But unfortunately, Massimo Cellino believes this is the prime time to sell Gradel, and so the Ivorian left in tears for Southampton for a fee of £7 million.
On deadline day, though, Leeds signed up one more player. Though he may not be a first-team player, Blackpool's Dean Rittenberg
has signed on loan until the end of the season. The 19-year-old has scored 11 times in 26 league games for Blackpool as The Tangerines
slump further down into the relegation zone going into February.
Dean Rittenberg playing for England Under-18's.
Rittenberg was delighted to get out of Bloomfield Road apparently. The former Blackpool striker will go straight into the under-21 side at Leeds indefinitely until Rösler decides on the players future.