Leeds United have confirmed that defender Lewie Coyle has joined up with Fleetwood Town on loan.
Is this the right move from Leeds? Should Bielsa give him a chance?
At 22, Coyle needs to be playing regular football.
If that’s not going to come under Bielsa, this is the right move.
A loan until January means Leeds can reassess their squad and the player at the next transfer window.
This is the wrong decision.
After proving himself at League One level, the attack-minded right-back should surely have been given a chance to impress Bielsa in pre-season at the very least.
He seems like the perfect right-wing-back to fit Bielsa’s style and he should at least be a back-up.
By the time he returns to Leeds, he will be 23 and time will be running out for him to make an impact on the first-team.
Suggests to me someone else is on the way.
Coyle is a decent player but Leeds are happy to let him out on loan and so I’d not be surprised if someone down that flank is going to come in.
Sam Byram’s name is doing the rounds, and this move would lend itself to that fact.
Yes, he wasn’t featuring in their plans and Bielsa will be looking at radically altering the squad.
In three months time his squad will be barely recognisable, Coyle is a by-product of that sweeping change.