3 Manchester City youth starlets Leeds United should look to sign on loan
Leeds United have named Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager.
The Spanish manager is now reportedly ready to help Bielsa by loaning some of City’s promising youngsters to Leeds this summer.
Bielsa, who took charge of Leeds earlier this month, is a very experienced campaigner. On the international front, he has coached Chile and Argentina, while the 62-year-old has worked at clubs such as Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lille.
Due to Bielsa’s high-pressing style of play, Guardiola is keen to send some of his young players to Leeds United this summer. Here are three City youth stars Leeds should look to sign on loan.
Leeds’ prime goalkeeper target remains Manchester City’s Gunn, who impressed during his loan spell at Norwich City last season.
Gunn, 22, spent the last season on loan at Carrow Road and established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the Championship. The Whites are in need of a new No.1 as Felix Wiedwald and Bailey Peacock-Farrell blew hot and cold this past campaign.
Leeds clearly need a commanding and a quality player between the sticks next season, and Gunn ticks all the boxes after a fine season in the Championship last term.
Gunn isn’t the only City starlet Leeds are looking to sign. Diaz, a prodigious attacking talent could look to leave the Etihad on loan in search of regular playing time this summer, and the Whites are keeping tabs on him.
Diaz, 18, is one of the hottest young prospects in European football. He showed immense promise in brief glimpses with City last term, making five league appearances which earned him a Premier League winners’ medal.
A move to Leeds would give Diaz the opportunity to showcase his talent on a regular basis under the much-revered Bielsa. The Argentine manager’s high-pressing style of play should suit Diaz as the young Spaniard eyes regular game time next season.
Another young City player who is on Leeds’ radar is Nmecha.
The 19-year-old has become a hot prospect for City’s youth teams in the last couple of years and is being tipped to break into the first team in the near future. However, Nmecha has made just two appearances under Guardiola so far and a short-term move away from the Etihad would be ideal for him.
A pacey and powerful striker, Nmecha could take the Championship by storm next season. And under Bielsa, he could learn a lot which would aid him in his development.