Tottenham wing talent Nathan Oduwa a name Leeds United should consider

Why Leeds should look at Nathan Oduwa of Tottenham as a potential loan signing this summer.

Leeds United's transfer business this summer has been impressive, but still the biggest void from last season remains.

The Whites are short of wingers, and none of their five summer signings so far go any way towards addressing the deficiency in their squad.

One player they should look at as a way of improving their options is Tottenham Hotspur prospect Nathan Oduwa.

The 19-year-old lit up Tottenham's pre-season friendly at the weekend against Southend, providing two assists in a 4-0 win.

Oduwa is an England youth international whose preferred position is on the left wing, yet despite his promise he remains short on the experience required to step into the Tottenham first team.

Tottenham have already loaned out one youngster this summer, moving Grant Ward to Rotherham United, and the player has excelled early on scoring four goals in three pre-season games.

Oduwa is in a similar position of needing to make that next step, and his early involvement in the club's pre-season does not necessarily mean he will be kept around, as seen by the use of Milos Veljkovic a year ago, loaned to Middlesbrough after featuring on the club's US tour.

Leeds have been linked recently with Manchester City's Brandon Barker, another England youth winger, and he scored the winner for the club in their opening pre-season game in America early this morning. HITC reported earlier this month a deal is possible but nothing is imminent, with City yet to make up their minds on his future.

The Express reported also that Leeds are looking at Everton's David Henen, also currently involved with his club's pre-season squad.

Currently on tour with their sides, the Premier League clubs will make decisions on the youngsters in the coming weeks, with potential repercussions of interested parties like Leeds.

If neither work out, Nathan Oduwa is a talented name in a similar situation for Leeds to consider, rated by The Telegraph last year as one of Tottenham's four brightest prospects in their youth ranks.

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