Leeds United have rejected a late approach from Swansea City for striker Sam Greenwood, according to Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath. 

Swansea are second in the Championship and looking for extra firepower in a bid to get back in the Premier League.

However, Greenwood is wanted at Leeds for the second half of the season by Marcelo Bielsa.

Greenwood could be set for action this afternoon as Leeds Under-23s take on Sunderland at Thorp Arch.

Sign of Greenwood status

This shows how highly rated Sam Greenwood is. Swansea are four points behind Norwich at the top of the Championship and they believe the Leeds youngster could do a job for them in their hunt for promotion.

The fact that Bielsa wants him at Leeds for the second half of the season suggests that Greenwood could be set for more first-team action after making his debut in the FA Cup against Crawley.

Bielsa likes to keep an eye on the development of his Under-23s players at Thorp Arch but we imagine that first-team football at Swansea would be very attractive if he wasn’t going to be involved with the first-team squad.

Saying that, we’re sure Leeds won’t be in a rush to help out Swansea after the Dan James debacle.

Greenwood had a debut to forget against Crawley as Leeds were smashed 3-0 by the lower-league side, but he wasn’t to blame for the result.

Leeds don’t have an abundance of striker options. Tyler Roberts has struggled to make any sort of impression this season.

Rodrigo has been played in the number 10 position and is currently out injured.

We think Greenwood has a big chance of more first-team bench time this season and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him make his Premier League debut, especially if Leeds confirm their top-flight status early.

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