Leeds United product Lewie Coyle would be happy to leave Elland Road on a permanent transfer in January, according to the Lancashire Post’s Tom Sandells.
Coyle is currently out on loan with League One side Fleetwood Town, where he has been plying his trade since the start of the 2017/18 season.
The Hull-born right-back has been a mainstay of manager Joey Barton’s plans this term, and is understood to be open to continuing his career at Highbury Stadium beyond his current temporary stint.
Coyle’s Whites contract expires in the summer but is due to return to Elland Road at the turn of the year, with his existing loan spell at Fleetwood only a half-season deal which ends on December 31.
Sandells adds United chiefs are actively looking to sell the 24-year-old in January, and that Coyle is aware that his future will not be played out in West Yorkshire.
The winter market presents our last chance to secure a transfer fee of the club’s choosing for Coyle, who has made 23 first-team appearances with us, the last of which came away to Wigan Athletic in a 1-1 Championship draw in May 2017.
Should we sell Coyle in January?
Yes, get what we can for him
No, give him another shot
Coyle was named as Fleetwood’s Players’ Player of the Year, as well as the Junior Cod Army Player of the Year – an award voted for by the fans – at the end of his first season at Highbury.
The 5 ft 6 full-back has proven to be a versatile option during his two-and-a-half years away from Elland Road, with outings in right-midfield, left-back, central-midfield and centre-half to his name at Fleetwood.
Coyle has also registered at least three assist in each League One season that he has competed in with the Fisherman, while missing just four league games in the 2017/18 campaign and five last term.
In other Leeds United news, the club are eying a summer deal for a £15,000-per-week man.