Leeds United will look to loan out midfielder Alfie McCalmont at a higher level next season.
That’s according to a report from Football Insider, who have been informed by a Whites source of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans for the 21-year-old.
The report claims that Bielsa has made up his mind regarding McCalmont and wants the youngster to join a League One outfit to further his development.
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McCalmont, a Northern Ireland international, has spent the current campaign out on loan with League Two side Oldham Athletic.
He’s made 38 appearances and has scored an impressive 10 times, while also chipping in with four assists, per Transfermarkt.
The midfielder’s winner against Exeter City back in March came in for praise from former England striker Michael Owen on social media, and it seems as if McCalmont will depart Elland Road again over the coming months.
Transfer Tavern take
To us, this is the correct decision from the Whites in order to get the best out of McCalmont in the long run.
He’s excelled in the fourth-tier, so the logical next step would be to see how he fares at a higher level.
The Whites don’t need to worry about losing McCalmont for nothing either, as his deal in Yorkshire still has over three years left to run.
Who knows, another impressive loan spell away from Elland Road next season could result in McCalmont putting himself in Bielsa’s thoughts for the 2022/23 campaign to challenge the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich and co.
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