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Phil Hay confirms Leeds United willing to let fringe player go after lacklustre 21/22 season

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Leeds United look to be willing to let winger Ian Poveda leave the club this month as he remains frozen out of the plans at Elland Road.

There isn’t much expected in the way of major outgoings at Leeds this summer, knowing that Jesse Marsch is largely happy with the transfer window so far.

A handful of fringe players have had their futures resolved in the window, but more are needing to find moves away.

Ian Poveda is a player that hasn’t been part of the plans since the start of last season, as he was shipped out to Blackburn Rovers for the season, only to pick up a major ankle injury.

He came back to Thorp Arch looking to continue rebuilding his fitness, but as he was an unused sub against Cagliari, while Crysencio Summerville came off the bench against Wolves, it highlights he’s out of the picture.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay has now reported that the club are going to be receptive to offers for the former Manchester City winger.

Poveda hasn’t featured for Leeds in a competitive setting since a late cameo against Burnley back in May 2021.

The 22-year-old has two years left on his contract, having signed a four-year deal with the club back in 2020.

Will Leeds sign a forward before the deadline?

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It’s for the best.

Poveda was a smart signing when we brought him in from Manchester City, but it’s not really worked out despite a lot of chances under Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League.

There is definitely a good, talented player there, and a move to the Championship could be what he needs to genuinely progress.

He looked like kicking on at Blackburn last season until his injury set him back, and he will take confidence in how he was able to perform prior to that.

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