By Mark Smith

23rd Aug, 2021 | 4:30pm

Ian Poveda move to Blackburn to be confirmed today - Alan Myers

Blackburn Rovers are set to announce the loan signing of Leeds United winger Ian Poveda on Monday evening.

That’s according to Alan Myers, who has shared that the move will be a temporary switch for the Elland Road first-teamer.

This one has been in the works over the weekend after it came from nowhere that the winger was set to leave West Yorkshire.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Sky Sports journalist Myers shared the news to his followers.

“Ian Poveda to Blackburn Rover to be confirmed later today, on loan,” he wrote.

Time to go.

Poveda is certainly one for the future, but he has proved that he is nowhere near Premier League as of yet in his career.

Despite a good pre-season where he shined in tests, the winger has yet to feature for the senior side or even the under-23s in the past fortnight.

This will give him the opportunity to go out and improve his final product in the Championship, and come back a much better player.

Harvey Elliott did the exact same at Ewood Park last season, and over the weekend made the headlines starting against Burnley for Liverpool.

Poveda was never going to take the place of Jack Harrison and Raphinha throughout this season, and it leaves a space that could be filled in this squad.

Major attacking signings are unlikely at this stage though, and it may be Crysencio Summerville who takes advantage of this expected move.

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