Oh my giddy aunt! What a week - I'm breathless with anticipation. Striker David Healy has become our sixth signing of the summer so far, agreeing a move from Leeds for around £1.5million. Healy was one of the first players to be linked with Fulham, having been outstanding under Sanchez when playing for Northern Ireland. The ongoing saga of Leeds' attempt to come out of administration has delayed any transfer dealings but with Bates now back in control the deal has finally been agreed.
Healy began his career at Manchester United where he was restricted to 3 substitute appearances, before heading out on loan to first Port Vale and then Preston North End. He eventually signed for Preston making a total of 155 appearances and scoring 44 goals. He then went on loan again, to Norwich, before signing for Leeds United where he made 121 appearances scoring 31 goals. He has really come to prominence via his international career with Northern Ireland with whom he has won 46 caps scoring an impressive 19 goals. Those goals include the winner against Sven-Goran Eriksson's England in the 1-0 victory at Windsor Park in 2005, a stunning hatrick in the 3-2 victory over Spain in September 2006 and both goals in the 2-1 win over Sweden in March of this year.