Leeds have been strongly tipped to follow up their projected signing of goalkeeper Elia Caprile with that of Man City winger Ian Poveda.
Following the termination of the respctive loan spells of Eddie Nketiah and Jack Clarke, Leeds have been left light in the attacking areas.
Chievo goalkeeper Elia Caprile is strongly expected to join the Whites over the weekend, but according to Leeds Live reporter Beren Cross, a Man City winger will soon follow.
19-year-old Ian Poveda is the man in question, with Cross reporting on twitter that the move is “likely to be permanent now, if not in the summer.”
Poveda has been a mainstay in the youth ranks of the English international set-up and has made 10 appearances for the Citizens in the Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League this campaign.
Manchester City winger Ian Poveda moving forward with a Leeds United switch. Would be the second through the door after Elia Caprile. Likely to be permanent now if not in the summer. Orta and Bielsa rate him very highly. #lufc
— Beren Cross (@BerenCross) January 10, 2020
In a follow-up tweet Cross noted how Poveda would go “straight into Bielsa’s core group”, raising hopes that the man reportedly rated “very highly” by Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa will be able to contribute almost immediately.
The initial tweet was retweeted by noted Leeds United specialist for The Athletic, Phil Hay, lending further credence to the likelihood Poveda will soon be wearing the white of Leeds.