Ian Poveda is set to leave Leeds United and move to Spain this summer on a loan-to-buy deal.
Leeds brought Poveda to Elland Road back in the January transfer window of 2020, as the club motored on towards promotion under Marcelo Bielsa.
However, game-time has been limited for the former Manchester City winger since then, as Leeds move into a new era in the Premier League.
A source has informed LeedsAllOver that Poveda is set to leave Leeds for a club in Spain, whose identity we are not yet 100% on.
The terms of that deal will be an initial loan for the 22-year-old, but there will be an option to make that permanent at some point in the future.
Poveda has made 20 appearances for Leeds’ first-team, but only started a league fixture once in that time, with 17 further appearances from the bench and two more in domestic cup competitions.
He had a loan with Blackburn Rovers in 2021/22, but saw that impacted by a serious ankle injury in November 2021.
Does Poveda have a future at Leeds?
In the limited time Poveda has had in the Leeds side he’s failed to make a lasting impression.
There’s obvious talent there but Leeds just haven’t seen it regularly enough.
With a pool of senior wingers like Jack Harrison, Daniel James, Luis Sinisterra and Brenden Aaronson, Leeds are stacked, whilst now is the chance to be bringing through Crysencio Summerville rather than persisting with Poveda.
Poveda leaving on loan keeps him hungry and the fact a permanent deal could develop further down the line is an added bonus.
Fingers crossed that, once this deal is sorted, things go well for him.
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