Report claims Leeds' loan move for Milos Veljkovic is on hold for two reasons

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The latest regarding Leeds United's potential loan move for Tottenham Hotspur's Milos Veljkovic.

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United’s proposed loan move for Tottenham Hotspur player Milos Veljkovic is currently on hold because the Whites cannot guarantee the teenager sufficient playing-time.

Veljkovic is highly-rated at White Hart Lane and was an integral part of the Serbia side that won the Under-20 World Cup earlier this summer, but with competition for places considerable at Tottenham it would be no surprise if he headed back out on loan.

However, following a report from HITC earlier today suggesting negotiations between Spurs and Leeds were ongoing, the YEP now claims those talks have reached an impasse.

It is being reported that Leeds want to take Veljkovic - who can play as either a centre-back or a defensive midfielder - on an initial one-month loan while Tottenham’s intention is to send him out for the first half of the season.

It is also being reported that Tottenham are seeking assurances that the teenager will play regularly as he continues his development; something Leeds are allegedly unwilling to commit to.

For now the deal is said to be on hold and it remains to be seen if there will be a return to the negotiating table in the coming days.

Leeds have signed some impressive players this summer but their squad is still small and a loan move for the promising Tottenham player would make sense for all concerned, provided of course he gets minutes.

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