Leeds United outcast Ian Poveda is set to leave Elland Road in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh update which has emerged on Tuesday morning.
The Lowdown: Poveda unwanted at Leeds
The 21-year-old has become almost surplus to requirements under Marcelo Bielsa, not making a single Premier League start last season.
While Leeds have gone up several gears, Poveda appears to have been left behind, with just one league assist coming his way in the last two years.
The Latest: Summer exit on the cards
According to Football Insider, Poveda looks set for a ‘late-window exit’ from Leeds, having been demoted from the first-team by Bielsa at Thorp Arch.
A Thorp Arch source has told the outlet that the Whites will listen to offers for the youngster in the remaining weeks of the transfer window, with both loan and permanent moves mooted.
The Verdict: Time to move on
Poveda is a talented young player with potential, but he has got stuck at Leeds and it is hard to see a future for him given how limited his playing time has been.
The Englishman is comfortably behind the likes of Raphinha, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford in the attacking pecking order and there is still time for another addition to come in, too.
Poveda will benefit from earning playing time elsewhere and Leeds will no doubt be keen to sell him permanently, in order to generate more funds for transfers.
In other news, Marcelo Bielsa has explained a key selection decision against Manchester United. Read more here.
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