While Leeds United are still waiting to add to their first squad during the January transfer window, we are starting to see departures from Elland Road now that the market is open.
It was announced on Wednesday night that right-back Cody Drameh had made a temporary departure from Elland Road, joining Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season.
Having made five first-team appearances for Leeds so far this season, the 20-year-old will be hoping to enjoy more regular playing time during his spell with the Championship club.
So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look here at two other Leeds players who could be helped by taking out a similar loan this month.
One position where Leeds may have the options to be able to afford to loan someone out this month is at centre-back.
With Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk all on the book, and Leo Hjelde’s performance at West Ham in the FA Cup at the weekend showing he could also be a reliable option, Cresswell is the one who could be worth it. the shot. Whites sent on loan.
Having already made six first-team appearances for Leeds, the 19-year-old centre-back appears to be at the stage in his career where he could benefit from the challenge of regular playing time, meaning a loan move could certainly have a sense.
At the other end of the field, a player who arguably finds himself in a similar position to Cresswell, is Sam Greenwood.
With Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo Moreno both closing in on returns from injury, and Tyler Roberts and Joe Gelhardt also returning, Leeds have plenty of centre-forward options to call on even if Greenwood is on loan.
Indeed, having been prolific at youth level, it may be time for the 19-year-old to test himself in the senior game, and with Swansea having already been credited with an interest, there is perhaps no shortage of the forward. be of no interest. , if he can recover from the injury he picked up at West Ham in the Cup.