Casper Sloth admits desire to leave Leeds United on loan

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Casper Sloth is keen to leave Leeds United on a loan deal.

Sloth has not played a single first-team game for Leeds this season, and the Danish midfielder has admitted to TV Yorkshire that he is keen to play competitive football, with a loan deal a potential option.

He said: “I want to play first-team football, obviously. It’s alright to get Under-21 games here, but I’m not here just to play Under-21 football. I want to play first-team football, so we’ll see what will happen about that. When they’ve not even used me for, I don’t know how long, it should be an option to go out on loan, but it’s not up to me to decide.”

Sloth signed for Leeds last summer, agreeing a move from Aarhus, and on paper it looked like one of the best deals for the club to make.

He was a talented playmaking midfielder, who was a full Danish international, and had a wealth of experience in his young career.

However, the 23-year-old struggled to adapt to the Championship last term, and he managed just 14 appearances, with the last one coming towards the end of February.

Sloth has not played since then, and has been relegated to Paul Hart’s Under-21 side, where he is starting to show his quality. He is scoring regularly, and after netting the winning goal on Tuesday in a 2-1 victory over Coventry City, he admitted that first-team football is his dream.

His chance with Leeds is still not obvious, and so Sloth has admitted that leaving on loan is an option, although it is up to the club to decide how the midfielder’s future is dealt with.

If Sloth continues to play as he has been for the Under-21’s, he will surely have done enough to find himself in Leeds’ first-team.

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