Everton defender Austria bound to complete Leeds loan move

Rob McCarthy
Matthew Pennington: Made the breathrough last season

Everton defender Matty Pennington is flying to Austria on Tuesday evening to complete a loan move to Leeds United.

The 22-year-old is set to finalise a switch to the Championship outfit after they beat off interest from Hull to secure his services for the upcoming campaign.

Pennington made three appearances for the Toffees last season, the first of which came against Liverpool in the derby clash at Anfield.

The Warrington-born defender’s first-team chances at Goodison have been dented, however, following the £25m arrival of Michael Keane earlier this summer and so he has been allowed to make a temporary move.

Pennington will be looking to showcase his abilities under new Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen and force his way back into the reckoning at Everton in 2018-19.