By Adefunmiloye Alani

4th Jan, 2022 | 3:10pm

Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson joins Port Vale on loan

Leeds United have confirmed on their official website that Ryan Edmondson has joined Port Vale on loan for the rest of 2021-22.

The 20-year-old striker will be hoping to impress at the League Two side after his spell with League One side Fleetwood Town was cut short.

Edmondson is the Whites first transfer of the January window, and fans will be hoping the second will be an incoming deal, preferably for a senior player.

No Leeds future?

The youngster has until the summer of 2023 before his contract expires, and he has not done enough in previous loan spells to prove that he deserves an extension and a future at Elland Road.

Edmondson was on fire for Leeds under-23s during the 2018-19 campaign, notching 20 goals to help them land the Professional Development League title.

The former England under-19 striker was rewarded with a new three-year deal at Elland Road early last season as a result, but the York City academy graduate has not come any close to fulfilling his potential since despite making his league debut for Leeds at 16 in May 2018.

He has featured just once more for the first team since, and that could be his last, except he scores loads of goals in the League Two.

Edmondson had spells in the Scottish top flight with Aberdeen and League One with Northampton Town in 2020-21, scoring four times in 36 games across both spells.

He scored twice and assisted once in 17 games for Fleetwood Town, and Leeds will hope that return improves at Port Vale.

In other Leeds United news, Whites chiefs recently jetted out of the UK for talks.