By Pranav Shahaney

20th Jul, 2022 | 3:30pm

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Bate likely to leave on loan this summer

Lewis Bate is reportedly expected to be the next one out of the door for Leeds United as he will leave on a season long loan.

According to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Joe Donnohue, there is interest in the 19-year-old from multiple League One clubs.

The reason he did not go out on pre-season was due to the possibility of him moving out for the course of the upcoming season.

Via Twitter, Donnohue wrote, “Lewis Bate could be the next #LUFC youngster heading on loan after Jamie Shackleton. Interest in the 19 y/o from Lge One clubs. Understand the reason he didn’t go on tour is due to loan interest and much like Cresswell spoke to Marsch about game-time.”

Give him minutes

Bate had an exceptional stint with Chelsea’s youth side and did so well in the Leeds academy that he saw himself making his first-team debut in his very first season.

Surely, injuries to other players played a massive role in that happening but all in all, he’s been a good acquisition for the Whites.

He now needs to play regularly at League One level and next season he could even try making it as a backup player in the first team if he progresses well enough.

Bate is clearly better than other players at his level so it makes little sense for him to play junior football.

If the plan is to develop him into a first-team player then he definitely should be loaned out and play regularly at the senior level.

Thus far, we’re unsure as to which clubs are looking at him but there does seem to be a market for his services.

In other Leeds United news, Jesse Marsch is extremely keen on bringing an ‘Exceptional’ striker to Elland Road this summer and has learnt his transfer valuation.