Leeds United football writer Beren Cross believes Ian Poveda may well feature in the club’s next fixture.
Since then, however, it has been reported the youngster has fallen out of favour with the club – a claim seemingly proven by the fact that he has yet to feature even on the bench so far this season for the senior team.
Despite the clouds that seem to currently shroud his future at Leeds, Cross has claimed that Poveda may well play against Crewe Alexandra this week in the Carabao Cup.
“Poveda, the missing man so far this season, if he’s not injured, we should see him.”
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One reason Poveda may be deemed surplus to requirements at the club is 19-year-old winger Crysencio Summerville. The talented academy player seems to be knocking on the door of the first team and may well be a preferred option ahead of Poveda, so the midweek game should be a pointer as to where both players stand in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans.
Still, if Poveda does get a chance to impress against Crewe – or excels on loan – perhaps the door to his Leeds future won’t be shut just yet.