Leeds United are reportedly eyeing up a loan move for Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley in January, with a transfer ‘under consideration’.
The Lowdown: Barkley not playing for Chelsea
The 28-year-old has been a peripheral figure for the Blues so far this season, starting just one Premier League match in total.
Barkley finds himself well down the midfield pecking order, and with the 2022 World Cup looming, he may be looking for minutes elsewhere.
With Leeds potentially looking at midfield reinforcements in January, the former Everton man looks like a genuine target.
The Latest: Leeds keen on loan move
According to The Daily Mail, Leeds are keen on acquiring Barkley’s signature on a temporary deal, seeing him as a strong contender to come in.
The Verdict: Strong mid-season addition
Barkley may not have made the grade at Chelsea but he could be an excellent signing for Leeds, given the technical quality he possesses.
A loan move also feels less risky than a permanent deal because if he fails to excel at Elland Road he will simply return to Chelsea in the summer.
In other news, a journalist has made a Leeds transfer claim regarding one player. Read more here.
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