Leeds United’s promising winger Mallik Wilks had an excellent season out on loan last term, thriving during a stint with Doncaster Rovers.
The 20-year-old played 55 times last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 12 at the Keepmoat Stadium. It was an excellent campaign from the player and he will now be hopeful of a long-term future at Leeds United.
Indeed, his manager at Doncaster believes he will be a wanted man this summer. Grant McCann told the club’s official website this week about how ‘everyone’ now wants a piece of the Leeds attacker, along with Liverpool loanee Herbie Kane.
“These two boys came in and no one knew them, everyone was wondering what to expect.
“They went from strength to strength and now everyone is after them, it gives you a sense of pride in the job.”
Leeds United fans have been discussing on Twitter whether Wilks should now be a part of the first-team picture.
The Whites are somewhat short in the wide areas and Wilks’ pace is a threat Leeds do seem to lack.
So the general consensus is that Wilks at least deserves a chance in pre-season to prove himself.
There are some issues off the football pitch that Wilks needs to deal with first before he gets any sort of push from Leeds United.
But should they be resolved, Wilks has earned a place in the Leeds picture for pre-season at least.
Here is what the fans think…
He cant be any worse that what we already have in those positions – Deserves a chance
— MMLUFC (@Michael46041497) June 8, 2019
Would have him on bench at least
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) June 8, 2019
If Bielsa has him in the 23s then he’s got a chance, if he gets loaned out again he’s not got the characteristics for a Bielsa team just now
— UNITEdLEEDS92 (@UNITE_d_LEEDS) June 8, 2019
If Clarke leaves probably yes. But he’ll need to up his work rate and fitness if Bielsa is to consider him. More likely another loan – this time in Championship
— PrinceImrahil (@imrahil_prince) June 8, 2019
He has to have the chance to! Great player in my opinion and we need more wingers, it’s a no brainer to give him a proper crack under MB!
— Paul Roney ?? (@PaulRoneylufc) June 8, 2019
Give him a pre season and see what Bielsa thinks?
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) June 8, 2019
Play him off the right flank cutting in onto his favoured left peg. A little predictable but a good option to allow Pablo to slot in to his preferred 10 slot.
— Tom Potter (@TPfootballscout) June 8, 2019
Really hope Malik Wilks has a good pre season amd gets into Bielsa’s head. Could be a good option and a season under Bielsa would be great for him #lufc
— Nick El Bielsista (@NickoSlick_LUFC) June 8, 2019