Leeds United youngster Mallik Wilks is being linked with a summer exit. He has just returned from a profitable loan spell at Doncaster Rovers but his future is unclear.
According to The Yorkshire Post, Barnsley and Hull City both want to tempt him across Yorkshire. It is unclear whether this would be another loan deal or a permanent move.
Grant McCann is the new Hull manager and he wants to reunite with Wilks if Kamil Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen depart. The pair worked together at Doncaster last season, helping Rovers to the play-off semi-finals.
Wilks was a major part of Doncaster’s success. Operating on the right flank and cutting inside onto his favoured left foot, Wilks fired in 16 goals and 12 assists for the League One side.
This led to talk that Leeds would give Wilks a chance. But the Whites have signed Helder Costa and Jack Harrison on loan, as well as bringing Jack Clarke back on loan after he joined Tottenham.
Wilks could be deemed surplus to requirements this summer. But many Leeds fans believe that the club would make a mistake if they let the 20-year-old go. Here are some of the best tweets.
Looks like a big mistake given what we’ve heard about how well he did last season. Would really like to see him given a go but theres so much competition for places that it’s not realistic to expect him to play much.
— James Somers (@JSomers90) July 3, 2019
Only loan player out the 20-24 players we had on loan last season that deserved a chance. Doesn’t seem to be in our plans. Hope it’s a loan move, could be one to regret if we sell him. #LUFC
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 3, 2019
Just let him go on loan until January then if he hits the ground running he can come back and compete in second half of season
— Ash Ellis (@AshJEllis) July 3, 2019
Should be another loan only kids got great potential
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) July 3, 2019
The kid’s got insane potential. Sell him next year if needs be, he needs a Championship loan this year to prove his mettle
— Marcelo Bielsa Fan Account (@TotalLeedsball) July 3, 2019
Or we could send him on loan with recall clause in January and clause stopping him playing against #lufc
— Craig Hewitt (@cjlufc) July 3, 2019