According to Phil Hay writing in The Athletic, Leeds United may well be able to offer Yan Couto a deal to play for them on loan next season, signing him from Manchester City.
City have agreed a deal to sign the youngster and it will become official in the summer but with him still in his teenage years it is hard to see how he is going to break into the first-team at the club, unless he is a real world beater already.
And, that said, Hay claims that, if Leeds are promoted at the end of the season and make it back into the Premier League, the Whites will be given the chance to sign him on a loan deal.
Should we sign him?
Leeds and City have struck up a decent relationship in recent years and that is surely in no small part thanks to Marcelo Bielsa and the unbridled respect that Citizens manager Pep Guardiola has for him.
We’ve seen Jack Harrison join the Whites from City to some success and it seems as though the Premier League champions are potentially happy to send more to Elland Road in the future.
Certainly, Couto would be a raw signing but an exciting one, too, and if Bielsa could work with him well then there is a chance he’d become a top young player in Europe.
The deal seems to depend on the Premier League, though, and Leeds need to make sure that they are in it for next season – whenever that proves to be.