Nineteen year old Ryan Edmondson has today joined Scottish club Aberdeen on loan.
Leeds have previously been reluctant to send young players out on loan, believing their development is best nurtured by the facilities at Thorp Arch.
However, this can only go on for so long before young players become frustrated, and eager to kick on with the next phase of their career.
Edmondson’s move therefore signals a change of feeling about this at Leeds and though he hasn’t been involved as some of the other young players, he was certainly an important element of Carlos Corberan’s U23 side.
From this we can infer that other young players such as Alfie McCalmont, Mateusz Bogusz and Robbie Gotts may also go out on loan this summer.
Each of these are of incredible talent and will definitely play a part in Leeds’ future. However, the Premier League may just be a step too far for them at the time being.
One destination that has possibly been touted is Huddersfield Town, who appointed Carlos Corberan as Head Coach last week. It’s believed Corberan will foster a similar playing identity and club culture at the Terriers as he experienced under Bielsa at Elland Road. Surely such an environment within the competitive environment of the Championship is the ideal place to send Leeds’ brightest and youngest talent?