With plenty of speculation doing the rounds this month with the January transfer window open, there’s some expectation that Leeds United will be mildly busy, namely as we look for replacements for Eddie Nketiah and Jack Clarke – and it seems we may have found the latter answer in Manchester City youngster Ian Poveda.
Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross took to social media on Friday evening and suggested that the young but versatile winger would likely be the second through the door this month following on from goalkeeper Elia Caprile.
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
Cross believes that Poveda would go straight into manager Marcelo Bielsa’s first team group and challenge for a spot given his talents and with clips of the 19-year-old doing the rounds on the internet, it’s certainly got plenty of fans excited about what he may add to our promotion challenge this year.
Ian Poveda scored two goals in four UEFA Youth League appearances for Manchester City this season – including this belter against Shakhtar. Was playing as a centre forward in that game. #lufc pic.twitter.com/qovqsGnvnM
— Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22) January 10, 2020
Huge fan of Ian Poveda since i googled him 10 minutes ago #lufc
— FamiliarFeelingOfOptimism (@colm_brown1985) January 10, 2020
Also has a look of Saiz the way he carries the ball
— Alex (@ASWilcockson) January 10, 2020
https://t.co/C1ewO8SFV6 Wow, if we get this lad just wow! More of an upgrade on Clarke than a replacement.
— Danny💙⚽️💛Osborne (@Kingdanny30) January 10, 2020
Clarke’s replacement then .. so that’s the winger and keeper sorted JUST need the prolific goal scorer and business all done ✅
— Champions of Europe (@superleedsutd72) January 10, 2020
Looks like a young Pablo in the making. Will definitely be comfortable, given time, centrally in n.10 role too. Great signing, loving our ambition given the FFP constraints we have. #lufc
— Jamie (@Jamie2Tek) January 10, 2020
Great ball control with an eye for the killer pass.. No wonder he's rated 👏👏👏
— Name cannot be blank 💛💙 (@NikHampshire1) January 11, 2020
Lad can play
— Jason pursell (@jaselufc) January 10, 2020
Whether or not this does turn into a permanent capture, I think the way we’ve handled Jack Harrison has done us no harm at all.
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