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Leeds: Phil Hay delivers Ian Poveda exit latest

Leeds: Phil Hay delivers Ian Poveda exit latest -Leeds United News

Leeds United are keen to sell Ian Poveda this summer, reports Phil Hay for The Athletic

The lowdown: Well travelled

Having previously been part of the academy systems at Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona and Brentford, Poveda arrived at Thorp Arch in January 2020 from Premier League champions Manchester City.

Since then, the talented 22-year-old winger has made 20 first-team appearances for the Whites and spent time on loan at Blackburn Rovers, where the London-born starlet made ten outings.

Now back amongst the ranks at Elland Road, Poveda is seemingly surplus to requirements under Jesse Marsch and could be on the way out before the September 1 deadline…

The latest: Hay on Poveda

As per Leeds correspondent Hay for The Athletic, the Yorkshire club are believed to be ‘open to approaches’ for the four-cap England Under 20 ace.

Poveda – who has previously attracted attention from clubs in England, Spain and USA – wasn’t part of Marsch’s opening day squad and it’s claimed that Leeds are keen to sanction a sale.

The report makes no mention of a fee required for the youngster once hailed as an ‘exciting’ prospect by former Whites frontman Noel Whelan.

The verdict: Time to go

Despite boasting an impressive youth record both domestically and at the international level, ultimately Poveda has struggled to translate that form into senior action and the time has come to move on.

In addition, Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizanni still seem steadfast in a desire to further bolster the attacking ranks with players with the skill-set required to have an immediate impact, such as Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr.

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Last season, the London-born attacker scored once and provided two assists in ten appearances whilst on loan at Blackburn, earning a 6.59 Sofascore rating whilst successfully completing 1.1 dribbles and winning 2.3 duels on average per game in the Championship – proof of an ability to succeed at that level.

Valued at £1.8million and in the final 24 months of a deal (Transfermarkt), cashing in on Poveda now would make an abundance of sense for Leeds and it’s now over to Orta to get the deal done and turn any profit towards incoming signings.

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