Swansea City and Bournemouth were among those to fall short in their pursuit of Leeds United youngster Sam Greenwood this week, according to Football Insider.
A busy end to the transfer window saw Bournemouth and Swansea both strengthen their squads. Swansea brought in the likes of Michael Obafemi and Olivier Ntcham towards the end of the window, whilst Bournemouth added Jamal Lowe and Ryan Christie on deadline day.
But Bournemouth, who already brought in one Leeds player on loan earlier in the window in Leif Davis, looked to add another it seems.
According to Football Insider, Sam Greenwood was on six Championship sides’ radar, including Swansea and Bournemouth, but had offers rejected by the Whites.
Greenwood joined Leeds on a three-year deal from Arsenal last summer, making his debut in last season’s FA Cup defeat to Crawley Town.
That is the 19-year-old’s only senior appearance to date. The forward has scored 13 goals in 21 appearances for the Under-23s’.
A loan move for Greenwood could have really turned him from a boy into a man.
Loan moves are beneficial for young players as more often than not they have to move away and learn to cope on their own, and adapt to regular mens’ football.
Marcelo Bielsa, though, likes to work with a small squad in West Yorkshire, and normally, a number of young players make up the bench.
It’s something which Bielsa has done since arriving at Leeds, and I can’t see the Argentine changing his ways anytime soon.