Cameron Stewart, who joined Leeds on loan during the January transfer window with a permanent deal agreed for the end of the season, has instead joined Championship rivals Ipswich Town on a 3-year deal.
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) July 1, 2014
Stewart, who failed to score for Leeds after joining them from Hull, fell out of favour as the season wore on. New owner Massimo Cellino was not keen to make his temporary deal permanent, and it seemed unlikely that he would come to join Leeds, as agreed upon.
The former Manchester United trainee has now joined Mick McCarthy at Ipswich Town. McCarthy and Ipswich look likely to mount another promotion challenge this season after narrowly missing out on the play-off places last season.
Leeds, meanwhile, have travelled to Italy without club captain Ross McCormack, who now seems likely to make a switch to Fulham. Negotiations are currently underway over his valuation, with Massimo Cellino holding out for an incentivised £10 million transfer fee. Rudy Austin has also missed out on the tour, although he is expected to join the squad later. Paddy Kenny and Marius Zaliukas have been left at home.