Time for Leeds United to act now over Adryan?

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Adryan is enjoying life at Leeds, but no long term arrangement is in place. Is it time to try to sign him permanently?

Leeds United attacker Adryan has come to the fore in recent games, with the gamble on bringing him in on loan paying off.

He has two assists in his last four matches, inspiring the side to a 3-1 victory over Blackpool at the weekend.

The 20-year-old has admitted he is delighted at the chance of playing regularly in front of the Elland Road crowd, but the positivity around his talent has a nagging doubt hovering.

Always there, is the fact that Adryan is a player not owned by Leeds, he is a loan player from South American side Flamengo.

A former Brazil under-20 international, Leeds did terrifically to sign him for the season in the first place, and have an option to sign him for €3 million.

What is unclear, is how much of an 'option' that is for Leeds, with parent club Flamengo likely to hold the cards.

If Adryan continues his form, even ramping it up significantly, and ends the season in double figures for assists and with a healthy number of goals, hanging onto him will become more difficult.

Adryan is known in Italy due to his spell in Serie A last season, and scouts at Premier League sides will no doubt be taking notice, and if observers continue to like what they see, offers may start coming in to both Flamengo and Adryan's agent.

Having had such a headstart in terms of securing his signature, Leeds would do well to speed up the process, and not leave it to chance.

While the attacker is enjoying his time at Leeds, they should try to strike while the iron is hot and look to make his permanent signature a priority in January.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported last week that the possibility of a debt related transfer embargo exists in January, but at present this is not the case. 

Should the off-field distractions continue to carry over into next summer, it's even more reason for Leeds to try to sign Adryan in January permanently should they be able to, in case an embargo at a later date makes it difficult.

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