Date: 6th July 2019 at 9:25am
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Three, it does appear, is the magic number.

That’s how many seasons that Leeds defender Lewie Coyle will now have spent on loan. There’s nothing particularly strange about a young player being sent out that many times, in fact Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas was sent out to five different clubs before finally being sold to Bristol City.

However, this one has a little bit of a twist to it, because Coyle has been sent to Fleetwood Town, for the third consecutive season.

Again, this isn’t something new in football.Thibaut Courtois spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid before eventually making his debut for Chelsea, but it is still incredibly rare to see someone on loan for that long at one club.

It’s getting to a stage now where you start to wonder why Fleetwood don’t just go and buy the 23-year-old defender. At £250k he’s not exactly going to cost a fortune even for a League One club – if they’re that desperate for him they’ll find a way.

That seems to be the sentiment among the Leeds United fans, so flabbergasted were they to see this deal go through for the third time, they’re basically at a stage of washing their hands of him…

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