By Daniel Feliciano

27th Aug, 2022 | 7:10pm

Leeds United include recall option in Ian Poveda loan transfer to Blackpool

Leeds United have inserted a recall option in the loan deal that has seen Ian Poveda join Championship club Blackpool on a season-long deal, according to journalist Joe Donnohue.

The Whites announced a deal for the 22-year-old on Saturday afternoon, with the young winger making the move for more regular first-team football after being left out of Jesse Marsch’s plans at Elland Road.

However the club have moved to cover themselves in case of an injury crisis or the loan not working out, with a recall option included in the deal for January.


Currently Marsch has got an abundance of first-team attacker options including the likes of Crysencio Summerville and Daniel James, who aren’t first-choice but are in the boss’ plans ahead of Poveda.

That gave him little chance of getting any sort of first-team action this season and after an injury ended his campaign early last year while out on loan, he was intent on getting back into a rhythm of play this season.

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But last season Leeds found themselves in a real problem when it came to injuries and were down to the bare bones, with very little options to call upon.

If something similar were to happen again this season then the club will now be able to bring someone back to the fold with first-team experience, whether they consider him to be good enough or not right now.

It’s great business for the club and the player, and is one of those rare deals where everyone is a winner.

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