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The 3 most likely Leeds United U21 departures we could see before February 

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Even though the first team is unlikely to see major changes between now and the end of January, exits are still being lined up for some Leeds United youngsters.

The Whites have sanctioned exits for a handful of players already this month, but more are going to be in the offing as Michael Skubala’s team remains full of talent needing senior exposure.

Alfie McCalmont was the first out as he joined Carlisle United, soon joined by Leo Hjelde, who left for Rotherham United in the Championship.

More are expected very soon with Leeds aiming to sanction key moves for certain youngsters in their under-21s group.

Here, we look at the three most likely at this moment in time from that group of youngsters…

Kristoffer Klaesson

The young goalkeeper is expected to be subject to loan interest in the coming days, as he looks to be cemented as third choice in Jesse Marsch’s senior side.

At 22, Klaesson is at an age where he needs to be playing more football than he currently is, and that will only happen with a loan away.

The YEP have revealed interest in the Norwegian this month, and it is something Klaesson is likely to explore as he sits on just one senior appearance at Leeds.

This comes alongside reports that Leeds have a replacement lined up for him in the form of Club Brugge’s Senne Lammens – per Tomas Taecke.

Sean McGurk

McGurk joined Leeds from Wigan in the summer of 2021, teaming back up with Joe Gelhardt, who departed from the Latics a year prior.

The attacking midfielder is another who has impressed in the youth side at Leeds and did so at Wigan too in a talented setup, and is knocking on the door of senior football.

That opportunity is very unlikely to come at Leeds, so a loan move away makes a great deal of sense, and there is also interest in him, per the YEP.

The exact destination of McGurk moving out on loan is yet to be seen, but having performed well in the PL2 for Leeds, he could be catching the eye of a handful of clubs.

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Amari Miller

The third player linked with a move away by the YEP is winger Amari Miller, who has been struggling for regular game time this season in the PL2.

Having joined from Birmingham City in the summer of 2021, he had been a regular in the under-21s during a tough season.

He’s yet to make his senior debut for Leeds and while he’s no doubt a talented winger, that chance looks too far away at the moment.

The specific whereabouts of Miller’s possible loan move isn’t unclear, but the report does outline that he is expected to join others in the EFL.

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