By Mark Smith

26th Aug, 2022 | 4:03pm

Blackpool look at loan deal to sign Leeds United winger Ian Poveda

Blackpool are now looking into a loan deal to sign Leeds United winger Ian Poveda in the final week of the window, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist has shared that Jesse Marsch and the Whites are open to the exit, and would green light it should a move materialise this week.

The North West club are currently in their second year in the Championship after earning promotion from League One and enjoying a successful return.

Poveda has never really broken through at Leeds.

After featuring in a handful of games both in the Premier League and the Championship under Marcelo Bielsa, game time has since been very hard to come by.

Marsch has come in and never really had the opportunity to use him in games.

The winger picked up that serious injury through last season which cut short his loan spell at Blackburn, but after finishing the season there and starting pre-season at Thorp Arch, he hasn’t impressed.

Time to go.

This is the right move for everyone.

Blackpool clearly want reinforcements, Leeds don’t have space for Poveda, and the player himself will want the chance of regular football after his nightmare injury.

Of course, he has never really had the chance at Elland Road, but it is clear to many of us that he isn’t really at the standard required for us to reach that next level.

If a permanent option or obligation was negotiated, it wouldn’t be the worst thing that happened.

Leeds have welcomed Luis Sinisterra as well as Brenden Aaronson who can play in that role over the summer, and adding them to Jack Harrison, Dan James and Crysencio Summerville hands up plenty of options.

Marsch will know that, and we have seen that exits would need to happen for any incomings to take place.

Could this exit open the door to new arrivals before the window slams shut next week? We certainly hope so.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle