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Leeds United: Letting Lewie Coyle leave this summer would be no loss for Bielsa

Leeds United: Letting Lewie Coyle leave this summer would be no loss for Bielsa

With the dust having now settled from what was a roller-coaster of a season at Elland Road for Leeds United, boss Marcelo Bielsa will be looking to make some drastic changes at the club over the coming months.

Having narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last month, it could be argued that by getting rid of some of their deadwood in the summer, the Whites could redirect the funds in a way that sees them strengthen as a team.

Whereas the likes of Lucas Odunston, Joshua Rae and Alex Wollerton have already being released by Bielsa (via the club’s official website), the Argentine may be about to cut ties with another player.

According to Football Insider on May 31st, Leeds are reportedly ready to listen to offers for academy product Lewie Coyle who has only made 15 league appearances since making his debut in 2015.

If this is indeed true, it is fair to say that letting the defender leave this summer would be no great loss to the Whites as in the form of Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson, they already have better options to choose from in his position.

Although he did enjoy a fruitful 2018/19 campaign whilst on loan at Fleetwood Town, Coyle has demonstrated in the past that he is not good enough to compete at Championship level and therefore a permanent move to a third-tier side could be the best thing for his career.

Whereas selling players who have come through the ranks at a club is always subject of great debate to supporters, in this particular case, it is probably the best scenario. With one year left on the £250k-rated ace’s (via Transfermarkt) current deal at Elland Road, this transfer window represents the last opportunity for Leeds to recuperate a fee for the 23-year-old.

What do you think Whites fans? Should Bielsa sell Coyle this summer? Or does the defender deserve another chance to impress next season? Get in touch below.

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