Leeds United have confirmed that goalkeeper, Will Huffer has left the club to join National League side, Barnet on a one-month loan deal.
Huffer has been impressive for the Leeds under 23’s side and certainly has a bright future ahead of him if recent performances are to go by.
The youngster has also made an appearance for Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team this season, when injuries to Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Jamal Blackman left Leeds without a recognised first-team goalkeeper.
He didn’t look out of place in that game either, as he kept a clean sheet for the Whites as they beat Bristol City 2-0 at Elland Road in November.
But with the recent arrival of Kiko Casilla, it pushes Huffer further down the pecking order in Bielsa’s side, and so a loan move could certainly be beneficial for the 20-year-old.
Huffer could be in line to make his debut for Barnet on Monday when they take on Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round, which will be a tough opening game for the shot-stopper.
Leeds will be hoping he can learn from this experience out on loan, and come back a better player to challenge the two goalkeepers currently ahead of him in the pecking order at Elland Road.
This is the best move for both parties involved.
Huffer wasn’t going to be getting regular first-team experience at Leeds this season, and he’ll be hoping to get valuable playing time under his belt for the remainder of the season at Barnet.
He could be one to watch for the future and this could help aid his development.