Bradford City look set to miss out on Leeds United striker, Ryan Edmondson, this month.
Leeds have welcomed Edmondson back to Elland Road after a loan spell with Aberdeen earlier this season. The 19-year-old impressed in the opportunities he got in Scotland, scoring his first senior goals and also getting a chance to play in the Europa League.
Nevertheless, his loan spell with Aberdeen hasn’t been extended and he’s back at Elland Road now.
Bradford were keen to take Edmondson on loan, having already reached an agreement to sign Jordan Stevens on loan from Leeds earlier in the January transfer window.
Ryan Edmondson to Bradford City looks very unlikely. Understand the Leeds United forward is set for a loan move to L1 for the remainder of the season, with Northampton Town one of three clubs in for him. #bcafc #lufc @BBCWYS
— Jamie Raynor (@JamieRaynor) January 12, 2021
However, as Jamie Raynor from the BBC reports, a move to Bradford is looking unlikely.
Northampton Town are offering the teenager a chance to move into League One on loan, with the Cobblers able to hand Edmondson football at a higher level.
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In terms of Edmondson’s Leeds career, he’s made only two senior appearances.
Marcelo Bielsa inherited the striker after his debut under Paul Heckingbottom, but has since offered him just one cameo from the bench.
The League One interest in Edmondson was always going to be a little bit of a concern for Bradford.
They held a geographical advantage in terms of offering Edmondson a move across West Yorkshire, but the truth is that Leeds were always going to offer Edmondson a chance at the highest level possible.
Leeds will hope he develops enough in League One to be considered for the Championship in the next transfer window.
It’s a natural progression and, unfortunately, a move to League Two wouldn’t align with plans for Edmondson.
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