Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the perfect Liam Bridcutt alternative for Leeds United

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea youngster Loftus-Cheek could be perfect for Leeds United.

Steve Evans is looking to bring in a new midfielder on loan, with Liam Bridcutt in extended negotiations with Leeds United.

However, that deal seems to have stalled in recent days, and the Whites should be looking at other options to strengthen the midfield position if a deal for Bridcutt collapses.

And there is one Premier League loan option who could be the perfect fit for Leeds, although he comes from a club who are certainly not the fondest for fans of the Whites.

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is considered one of the best youth players in English football, and he has already been used in Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad.

However, he has not been given the same playing opportunities as he, and many fans, believe he deserves, and a report in the Daily Mail claims he has asked Mourinho for a loan away from Stamford Bridge.

Loftus-Cheek, 19, does not want his development to stall, and having already proven himself in the Premier League, a number of Championship sides will be lining up to sign him.

Leeds could do much worse than move for Loftus-Cheek instead of Bridcutt, and all the signs point at the Chelsea man being a better signing.

There are claims he is already on the same level as Bridcutt in terms of his ability, and whilst he is less experienced, he can play in more positions than the Sunderland man.

He can playing in holding midfield - Bridcutt's only position - as well as in a wide position, and as a number 10. He can play in a number of different formations and systems, and has all the traits of being a truly box-to-box midfielder.

Also, Loftus-Cheek already has a relationship with some of the Leeds players. Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, who would be playing in midfield with Loftus-Cheek, have played alongside him at various youth levels for England, and that sort of experience is extremely valuable.

Leeds may not like doing business with Chelsea, but signing Loftus-Cheek on loan could be one of the transfers of the season.

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