Leeds United pull plug on letting Alfie McCalmont leave on loan
Leeds United reportedly decided against letting 22-year-old Alfie McCalmont leave the club on transfer deadline day.
According to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth, he did not find the right loan move away and will now stay at the club.
Phil Hay reported on 30 August that the Whites were willing to sanction his exit this summer if the right offer came in.
Via Twitter, Smyth wrote, “No. Alfie McCalmont didn’t get a loan move that suited and will therefore remain at Leeds United until January at least. Surprising, because that spell at Oldham stands very much in his favour, but last season held wrong moves.”
First team chances?
At 22, McCalmont is now at that age where he’s too old for the youngsters and not at that level to be a first-team contender.
This is not the position he would’ve wanted to be in five years ago and a loan move would’ve been ideal for him.
We’re unaware as to what calibre of club Leeds and the midfielder himself were looking at, but whatever it was, they were not happy with it.
He now needs to prove why he’s got a contract at the club and if that means going the extra yard for the under-23s then so be it.
Hopefully, he manages to prove many wrong and he can then go on to have a long and successful Elland Road career with the senior.
However, as of now, that seems unlikely and he will have to be content playing reserve football for another season.
In other Leeds United news, Whites player seals exit on August 31 as a European club wins the hotly-contested race for his services.