Ian Poveda wanted by MLS and Spanish clubs

Leeds United winger Ian Poveda is currently in a transfer tussle as his immediate future appears to be decided, according to Beren Cross.

The Reliable Reporter has reported that clubs in MLS, as well as Sapin and England, are interested in moving the striker away from Elland Road.

It is suggested that Leeds are keen to retain Poveda’s services beyond next season, meaning others are likely to be loaned out for the 2022-23 campaign.

Writing in his latest column for Leeds Live, Cross has shared the news that many players may not find themselves on the flight to Australia this weekend.

“Ian Poveda is another squad member who could go to Australia but could also stay in the UK ahead of a possible transfer,” he wrote. “There is interest in the winger from Major League Soccer, Spain and England.

“The 22-year-old has two years left on his contract and there remains an interest in retaining Poveda’s services beyond the end of any loan changes.”

Get away?

With clubs lining up to take on Poveda, we’ll get a big hint at his future this weekend.

Leeds are set to fly to Australia this weekend and while the winger isn’t on any of the media content produced which is undoubtedly on the way, one would guess he has stayed at home.

If that happens, those clubs now come into play and it could be a race to secure his signature for the 2022-23 season, although a permanent deal cannot be 100% ruled out.

Poveda has never proven himself at Elland Road, but he hasn’t really had a chance to do so with much better options in front of him.

You have to think that with one or two more years without that happening, Leeds could make the choice to move him permanently, with a guaranteed profit after he comes on free.

That could change quickly over the next 48 hours.

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