By Adefunmiloye Alani

28th Dec, 2021 | 5:10pm

Swansea in talks with Leeds United over January loan deal for Sam Greenwood

Swansea City have held talks with Leeds United over a January loan move for Sam Greenwood, according to Swansea Independent

The Championship outfit want the 19-year-old forward until the end of the campaign after two previous failed attempts, and the website claim that “an agreement is far closer today than ever before.”

Greenwood has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football for the Elland Road outfit in 2021-22, while he also played 20 minutes in the League Cup, with both appearances coming against Arsenal.

Good move?

Russell Martin wants to add another striker to his attack, but Swansea Independent claim that certain coaching staff see Greenwood as not offering that much more when compared to Morgan Whittaker.

He has played mainly for Leeds under-23s since joining from Arsenal in the summer of 2020, bagging twelve goals in eighteen Premier League 2 appearances last term.

He has seven in 14 league games for the Whites youth team so far this season, and a temporary move to go play senior football elsewhere could benefit him.

Despite the many injuries the Leeds attack have suffered this term, that Greenwood has not played a lot speaks volumes.

He is clearly not in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team plans yet, and could gain some valuable experience playing for the Welsh side.

The Swans are eyeing Premier League promotion, with just 10 points between them and the play-offs places mid-way through the campaign.

Whether the Leeds attacking sensation can help improve their fortunes remains to be seen, but he needs to be playing senior football regularly, and that is not currently available for him at Elland Road right now.

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