Leeds linked with impressive loan moves for City, Spurs starlets

Date published: Thursday 21st June 2018 12:21

Leeds United have been linked with loan raids for Premier League pair Phil Foden and Juan Foyth.

According to reports, new Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has been offered the chance to sign Manchester City’s Foden and Tottenham Hotspur’s Foyth after the appointment of the Argentine as manager. The reports were further substantiated by Leeds blogger Simon O’Rourke.

Bielsa has a good relationship with Pep Guardiola, meaning the City boss could be willing to loan out some of his younger players to Leeds to give them more regular game time.

Midfielder Foden made 10 appearances for Man City last season, including two starts in the Champions League at the tender age of 17, and is well-thought of by Guardiola.

Now 18, the England youth international is ready to play regularly, and Leeds could be the place where he finds the opportunity.

Meanwhile, Foyth signed for Tottenham Hotspur at the start of last season, but was limited to only making appearances in cup competitions. Despite his lack of action, the 20-year-old recently told El Dia: “The truth is that I’m very happy and comfortable to be playing in England and, particularly, with Tottenham.”

Mauricio Pochettino, who also holds Bielsa in high esteem, rates the youngster highly, but may decide that a loan move is best for him at this stage of his career.

Bielsa was appointed as Leeds coach last week, and has already made the club aware of his transfer ambitions.

 

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