Will Poveda prove to be a good signing for Leeds?
Yes, he could add some quality
No, not a position Leeds need to strengthen
Beren was asked: “What’s the news on Poveda and is he a genuine talent who could feature in the first team?”
He replied: “Poveda is expected to be at Thorp Arch tomorrow to have a proper look around and hold some more talks with Orta et al. Also understand, he or someone in his family, has already been in the city this week for talks. Club still feels confident he will sign despite late interest from Italy and Hoffenheim. He would be seen as a first-team player, yes.”
Why do Leeds want Poveda?
Overall, at reserve level, Poveda has scored 19 goals and provided 14 assists in 84 appearances for City’s various youth sides.
Although he has only made one senior appearance, he is expected to go straight into the Whites’ first team and compete with Helder Costa, Jack Harrison, and Pablo Hernandez for the right and left-wing positions.
However, it is unlikely that he will be Leeds’ big striker signing.
It looks like a deal for Che Adams has stalled, so Leeds must now find another a forward.
Poveda could prove to be a useful option, but he is not the striker that many of their fans crave.