Jack Harrison due to sign on loan from Manchester City tomorrow. If all goes well in the next 24/48 hours, Helder Costa will follow from Wolves. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 30, 2019
According to the Oracle of Yorkshire, Phil Hay, Leeds are set to make three loan deals official either today or in the next few days. Defender Ben White, from Brighton & Hove Albion, has been linked for a few weeks. Wingers Helder Costa from Wolverhampton and Jack Harrison from Manchester City are also reportedly going to be made official as well.
Harrison spent last year on loan at Elland Road, and while he wasn’t always the most popular player with the fans, Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly a fan of the former New York City FC player, so he’s back for a second act with Leeds, and reportedly has an option to make the deal permanent.
Costa played a big part in getting Wolves promoted from the Championship, but he saw his playing time dip in the Premier League. A loan to Leeds would probably do him some good, and Leeds could certainly use the help on the wing, where scoring was often lacking.
Interesting - hearing that Jack Clarke will rejoin Leeds United on loan after he signs for Tottenham tomorrow. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 30, 2019
Speaking of loans, Leeds might have a surprise loan announcement on Monday, as Hay is also reporting that Jack Clarke, who is set for a big-money move to Tottenham Hotspur, will rejoin Leeds on loan for the year.
Clarke is miles away from the Spurs first team right now, and while it might not make a lot of sense at first blush for him to spend another year at Leeds, it will certainly help his development and what better place for Mauricio Pochettino to send a prized asset then back playing under Bielsa? Pochettino was managed by Bielsa in Argentina at Newell’s Old Boys, so there is a relationship between the two of them and another year playing under Bielsa couldn’t hurt Clarke.
So will these loan deals take Leeds over the edge this year? Will the club make any more moves this summer? Let us know what you think in the comments.