Multiple Championship clubs are said to be eyeing a move to sign Leeds youngster Sam Greenwood on a loan deal in the January transfer window.
It has been reported that Cardiff City are one of the clubs interested in signing the young striker on a temporary deal, as manager Neil Harris is looking to improve the squad following some injury concerns.
Championship clubs want Greenwood
WalesOnline claim that Cardiff aren’t the only club after the 18-year-old striker, as several other clubs from the division are looking at the possibility of signing him on loan in January.
Should Sam Greenwood get loaned out in January?
The report claims that while Cardiff are yet to firm up their interest in Greenwood, they would be ‘well placed’ in a deal to take him to Wales and are seen as a good fit to help in the player’s development. Bournemouth and Sheffield Wednesday are also exploring the possibility of signing the teenager.
Greenwood is said to be rated highly by Marcelo Bielsa, who has reportedly told the former Arsenal youth that his chance in the first-team isn’t too far away and even brought him regularly into the first-team setup to watch his progress.
Bold move for Greenwood
As things stand, Leeds only have two senior options for the striker’s position – Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo Moreno. Young Joe Gelhardt can also play in that position (as per Transfermarkt).
With Greenwood scoring six goals in seven games for the Leeds Under-23s and impressing Bielsa at Thorp Arch, there is quite a clear path from him to make his mark in the senior set-up.
If Cardiff can offer him first-team football in the Championship for the second half of the season however, getting some minutes under his belt would only help him improve as a player.
A loan move could therefore end up suiting Greenwood, but it would certainly be a brave move for a prospect on the cusp of first-team action at Leeds to enter the rough and tumble of a Championship play-off push with Cardiff.
In other news, Leeds could be set to fail in their move for Daniel James – read more about it here.
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