Report: Ian Poveda could leave Leeds on loan
Leeds United could loan Ian Poveda out during the final days of the summer transfer window, according to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Poveda’s lack of game-time at the start of this campaign has certainly caught the attention of many supporters.
The 21-year-old featured 14 times in the Premier League last season.
However, he was not named in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad for their curtain-raiser at Old Trafford at the weekend. Nor was he involved on Monday as the under-23s faced Crystal Palace.
And it now seems that he could get the chance to move on before the deadline passes.
According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, he could be loaned out this summer.
It is noted that Crysencio Summerville now looks to be ahead of Poveda in the pecking order.
Ominous sign for Ian Poveda if Leeds sanction loan exit
Bielsa has been more open to loan deals for the club’s younger players since Leeds were promoted.
However, it still appears that none of the players loaned out last season seem to find themselves significantly higher in the pecking order following their returns.
So Poveda leaving on loan would potentially be an ominous sign. It would surely suggest that his long-term future could well lie away from Elland Road.
Leeds do have some incredibly exciting wingers coming through. And while Poveda showed glimpses in the first-team, he arguably did not show enough.
Leeds have some seriously exciting wide options in Jack Harrison and Raphinha. The pair are surely two of the first names on the team sheet.
The likes of Summerville and Amari Miller meanwhile, could knock on the door in the coming years. Both players were exceptional at Selhurst Park.
Poveda therefore, may need to go out and prove himself before he becomes a forgotten man.