Leeds United would be smart to bring in the talented teenager from Everton.
According to a report from the Derby Telegraph, Leeds United are in the running to sign Everton youngster David Henen on loan this summer and if Uwe Rosler does bring him to Elland Road it would be a wonderful piece of business.
The 19-year-old is predominantly a striker but he can also play on either wing if required and his age and versatility are such that he would be the perfect loan addition.
Leeds have added real strength to their forward-line already this summer, bringing in Lee Erwin from Motherwell and Chris Wood from Leicester City, but Henen offers more than just a goal-threat, he is also a creator.
Leeds are going to need strength in depth if they want to push for promotion next season and they are going to need players willing to bide their time. That means for every Wood – who will expect to start more often than not – Rosler will need a young prospect for whom patience could be the key.
Given that Henen can play in any one of three different positions on the pitch, he is a loan signing who could be called on in a number of scenarios.
Since signing for Everton from Anderlecht last season the Belgian teenager has scored four goals and provided two assists for the Toffees’ under-21 side and he could benefit from playing for a Leeds team that has talented youngsters in abundance.
There is likely to be plenty of competition for his signature but having already settled in England he could be less of a risk than bringing in a player like Adryan, who took time to get used to the game following his move from Brazil.
Henen would also know he was playing for his future in the Premier League, proving he can cut it in English football, with his parent-club watching closely.
In short, it would be a great move for all, so Leeds and Everton fans, watch this space…