MOT View: Leeds spot on with 24-year-old as Bielsa reportedly green lights permanent Jan exit
Leeds United are reportedly in talks to sell Lewie Coyle on a permanent basis to Fleetwood Town in the January transfer window.
According to Football Insider, Marcelo Bielsa has given the green light to Coyle’s permanent exit with the right-back approaching the end of his contract at Elland Road.
Coyle, 24, is in his third season on loan at Fleetwood and despite being an ever-present for them by appearing 114 times across all competitions, he has clearly not done enough to win himself a new contract at Leeds.
Although he was once a very promising prospect, you must admit that Leeds’ decision to offload the defender in January is a wise one.
Coyle has done well in League One with Fleetwood without being outstanding and now he is at the age of 24, it is hard to see him developing into any better of a player than he currently is.
Leeds also have plenty of options to play in the full-back positions and Bielsa has shown a lot of faith in the club’s Under-23 players to step up to the first-team should he need them.
Gaetano Berardi, Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas can all play at right-back out of the senior players while Robbie Gotts is also an option for Bielsa, despite his lack of time on the pitch.
Coyle would find it almost impossible to get a game at Elland Road if he was to ever return and as his deal with the Yorkshire club expires at the end of the season, making a bit of money off him is a good decision.
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