Olly Casey is attracting attention and could leave Leeds United on loan before the end of the January transfer window, according to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Casey has been around the first-team at Elland Road for much of Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure. He made his debut in December 2019 and he has featured twice this season.
The 20-year-old is yet to play in the Premier League. But he has continued to impress for the under-23s. And following his appearance in the FA Cup at the weekend, it appears that he could soon be on the move.
According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Casey is on the radar of several EFL clubs. And it is claimed that he may leave on loan before the deadline passes.
TBR View: FA Cup defeat hints Casey needs loan
Casey did not have the best time at Crawley on Sunday. The shock defeat was certainly not all down to the youngster. But Leeds endured a torrid time in the second-half, with Casey one of those who was brought on at the break.
It was a performance that perhaps highlighted that he could do with a loan. He is often shining for Mark Jackson’s youngsters. But he may not yet be ready to put pressure on the first-team centre-backs or Kalvin Phillips.
There is an opportunity for Casey to push for more game-time in the senior squad. Bielsa lauded him for developing a lot following his debut (via Leeds Live).
And a loan could hand the defender the perfect chance to take that next step.