Dacourt excited at new arrivals
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The duo are expected to join the Elland Road outfit on Thursday, as Terry Venables makes the first captures of the summer, strengthening competition for places before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
United have not dipped into the transfer market since David O'Leary's sacking, although fans have witnessed the departure of star defender Rio Ferdinand for £30 million to bitter-rivals Manchester United.
However, the club now seem set to use to sale of the England international to fuel their summer rebuilding campaign with Venables at the helm.
"We have a lot of very good players and, with more arriving, everybody knows they have to perform if they are going to play every week," said an enthusiastic Dacourt.
"Competition is good for team morale. Spirits are high and we believe this is an exciting time."
The former Everton star had himself been linked with moves away from the club, after revealing his desire to join Serie A giants Juventus, however the Turin club failed to stump up the cash to land the tough-tackling midfielder.