'Noises from ER...' - Reliable journalist shares chances of last-ditch exit for Leeds talent
Leeds United talent Oliver Casey looks set to remain at Elland Road past the winter transfer window, according to Beren Cross.
The young defender looked set to seal a loan exit for the remainder of the season, but now that looks unlikely despite offers from elsewhere.
Casey completed 90 minutes for the under-23s this afternoon, as they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League 2 with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland.
Leeds Live journalist, Cross, wrote in a Q&A on Monday evening that no one had offered suitable playing time for Casey.
“It does seem that way,” he wrote.
“Naturally, anything can and does tend to happen in football, but playing for them today would suggest something needs to happen very quickly if it was going to beat the 11 pm deadline.
“The noises from ER did suggest there were no offers guaranteeing the minutes they would want for him.”
With Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Gaetano Berardi not ready to feature in the Premier League, Marcelo Bielsa could be playing it safe with his defensive options.
Casey featured against Crawley in the FA Cup defeat, and it appears to be between him and Charlie Cresswell for a spot on the bench with the first-team this season.
Cresswell was handed that against Leicester on Sunday, although with Casey set to stay, their little competition looks set to continue.
Jay-Roy Grot and Conor Shaughnessy completed their exits today, as the Whites finally start to clear their squad of the deadwood built up in recent years.
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