Wilks set for move to Championship rivals
It looks like homegrown Leeds winger Mallik Wilks will be leaving this summer.
Football Insider has reported that Marcelo Bielsa has given the go-ahead for the club to sell the 20-year-old and Leeds have had two offers from Championship sides Barnsley and Hull.
Wilks must have been hoping that his form on loan with League One Doncaster last season would have put him in with a shot at the first-team under Bielsa.
There isn’t a lot more he could have done with a solid tally of 16 goals and 12 assists, which helped them into the League One play-offs where they lost to Charlton on penalties.
Leeds have been strengthening the wings this summer and have already announced deals for Jack Harrison and Helder Costa, while Jack Clarke has re-signed on a season-long loan after moving to Tottenham.
Wilks is obviously seen as surplus to requirements and if Bielsa would rather spend to bring players in on loan, it would seem that Wilks isn’t considered good enough for the first-team squad.
It’s always a shame to see homegrown players depart but a move to the Championship is a step up for him after his League One exploits.
If he joins Barnsley, he’ll be reunited with former Leeds teammate Aapo Halme who was sold in a deal worth around £500,000 on Wednesday this week.
We wish Wilks all the luck in the world with his move.