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Leeds United: Club eye January signings if they lose loan stars

Leeds United: Club eye January signings if they lose loan stars - Championship

Leeds United could look to sign another couple of players on loan in the January transfer window, that is according to a report from Football Insider.

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It is thought that they will look to do so if some of their current loanees are recalled by their parent clubs.

Two players who are currently on loan at Leeds could be recalled in January.

Jack Clarke could be taken back by Tottenham Hotspur after failing to make a single appearance in the Championship this season.

He was signed by Spurs in the summer but sent straight back to Elland Road on loan. However, with the club having six players on temporary deals and only being allowed to have five of them in the matchday squad, the young winger has often been left out.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are thought to be considering recalling Eddie Nketiah, who hasn’t started at all in the league. The striker has often impressed in his cameo appearances, scoring twice and providing an assist but Marcelo Bielsa has stuck with Patrick Bamford as his first choice centre-forward.

Should they lose the duo, they will look to replace them with more loan players, as per Football Insider.

Owner Andrea Radrizzani has admitted that the club cannot afford to buy players due to their high wage bill, but he will allow Bielsa to bring in a couple more loan players as they look to seal automatic promotion.

There is no doubt that Leeds could lose both Nketiah and Clarke in the January transfer window. Neither are getting the amount of game time that their parent clubs would want, and in Nketiah’s case there are other clubs who would be interested in taking him for the second half of the season including Bristol City.

If the duo do go, then the Whites will almost definitely need reinforcements in the January transfer window as they would be left with just 20 first team players and that includes youngsters Leif Davis and Jordan Stevens.

Leeds fans would almost certainly not be happy to see Nketiah leave, with many of them believing that he should be in the team ahead of the misfiring Bamford. But at this point, it is hard to see Arsenal allowing him to stay given his lack of opportunities.

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Leeds fans, should Eddie Nketiah and Jack Clarke be given more first team opportunities? And who would you sign if they are recalled by their parent clubs in January? Let us know in the comments below…

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