Leeds United midfielder Jordan Stevens is set to be allowed to join League One Swindon Town on loan for the season, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
Stevens was part of Leeds’ squad last season as they managed to secure the Championship title and earn promotion back to the Premier League, but the 20-year-old only managed to make four appearances in the league for Marcelo Bielsa’s side having made just a single league appearance the previous campaign.
The midfielder has been able to show his potential for Leeds’ youth sides since he made the move to Elland Road from Forest Green Rovers back in 2018, but with Bielsa’s side now operating in the Premier League chances for Stevens to pick up first team experience will be limited.
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Swindon are thought to be the club who Leeds are going to allow Stevens to go on loan to for the season, with Richie Wellens side having the potential to offer the 20-year-old a chance to get regular minutes under his belt in League One – and the midfielder is expected to secure the move next week.
Leeds. To clear Jordan Stevens for exit to Swindon on loan his week. Also due to decide on Robbie Gotts. Hull now back in as well as Huddersfield.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) September 13, 2020
This would be a sensible piece of business from Leeds, with Stevens clearly a player with a lot of ability and potential but also someone who is not yet ready to make an immediate impact for them in the Premier League over the course of this campaign.
The 20-year-old is at the sort of age now where he needs to be going out and getting regular game time at first team level for his development, and Swindon could be the ideal place for him to go and do that with the League One side a club on the up following their promotion last term.
Stevens should add a lot of extra quality to Swindon’s midfield and it will be interesting to see whether the midfielder is able to stand out at League One level and then come back to Leeds next season and look to really challenge for a place in Bielsa’s side.