Date: 5th July 2019 at 7:21am
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This week has seen a range of new faces arrive at Elland Road – and old with Jack Clarke returning immediately on loan – but Leeds are also open to losing academy graduate Tom Pearce this summer, according to the former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay.

Pearce endured a frustrating inaugural season under Marcelo Bielsa, with the boss rarely calling on the Ormskirk-born left-back, with Barry Douglas, Ezgjan Alioski, and Stuart Dallas the preferred men on the left-hand side of his defence.

A loan spell with Scunthorpe United for the latter half of the recent term does not appear to have helped the England youth international’s situation, either, as his nine appearances in League One were seemingly not enough to warrant a further stay of execution in West Yorkshire.

Hay notes that Whites chiefs are now open to receiving offers for the 21-year-old, who graduated from United’s famed academy in 2018, to make his first-team debut at Elland Road against Sheffield Wednesday in March after being named on the bench on several occasions.

Should Pearce depart for pastures new this summer, he would follow Clarke in leaving United shortly after his promotion to the first-team, with the York-born winger officially a Tottenham Hotspur player now.

One man who is due to join Bielsa’s squad back at Thorp Arch soon, though, is the reportedly sought-after Pontus Jansson, who Hay expects back in West Yorkshire on the 12th after it emerged the centre-back has been training with former side Malmo.

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