Leeds United happy to let Jamie Shackleton leave Elland Road permanently
Leeds United were happy to let Jamie Shackleton leave Elland Road permanently before the 22-year-old secured a season-long loan move to Millwall according to Leeds Live.
The versatile midfielder has joined fellow Leeds youngster Charlie Cresswell in making a temporary switch to the South London side.
It appears that the Whites potentially don’t see a Premier League future for Shackleton with Leeds Live reporter Beren Cross revealing on Wednesday 20 July that the Yorkshire side were open to a permanent exit for the midfielder.
However, it has been suggested that there will be a keen eye on the 22-year-old’s progress whilst on loan at The Den this season.
This is a huge season for Shackleton with his Whites contract coming to a conclusion in the summer of 2024.
Leeds are clearly okay with letting him leave the club so now it is crucial that he gives the club hierarchy a decision to make by having a good loan spell in the Championship.
If he goes on to be a fan favourite at The Den then there is every chance the midfielder will be given another first-team chance at Elland Road this summer.
However, if he doesn’t perform as expected in the Championship, then there it is likely that the midfielder will be leaving Elland Road permanently in the summer of 2023.
Shackleton has made 40 Championship appearances in the past so there should be every faith in the youngster to go out and be a success at Millwall.
Marsch is clearly eager to give his younger players game time with Ian Poveda and Lewis Bate also lined up to join Shackleton and Cresswell out on loan this summer.