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Four Leeds youngsters could face exit from Elland Road

Four Leeds youngsters could face exit from Elland Road

Leeds United could still look to offload a number of their players permanently, despite having a huge summer clear-out in the transfer window.

According to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post, the futures of Oliver Sarkic, Alex Machuca, Adrian Balboa and Oriel Rey could be in doubt at Elland Road.

The quartet all headed out on temporary deals to Spain, with the first three heading out to third-tier sides Badalona, Burgos and Barakaldo respectively, whilst the latter headed to the fourth tier and teamed up with UB Conquense.

The players have all left the Whites on season-long loan deals, however, it appears that they may not have much of a future at Elland Road, following Andrea Radrizzani’s latest comments.

The owner has stated: “We have a lot of millions in Under-23 salaries. It’s too heavy for this club,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

And with them all set to enter the final year of their contracts once they return, Leeds could look to cash in on them for a tidy sum of money.

The Verdict:

Leeds have heavily invested in their youth squad over the last couple of years and it is no real surprise that they could be some of the possible players to be axed.

The four individuals that had been mentioned in the report may have been looking at their loan spells away from Elland Road as a chance to break into the first-team upon their return.

However, it now appears they could be using their time in the lower leagues of Spain as a chance to put themselves in the shop window instead.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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