Leeds solution: Move on deadline day addition to sign first choice

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Why Leeds United should loan Jordan Botaka to NEC in order to sign Anthony Limbombe.

With transfer deadline day upon us, talk of Leeds United moving for Anthony Limbombe again has returned.

Dutch website Soccer News, reported comments fron NEC Nijmegen boss Ernest Faber he had made to television station Omroep Gelderland admitting his worry Limbombe could be one of the players they lose on deadline day. He said: "I think that something will happen. We try to anticipate but we have enough talented players here…we are still waiting patiently with two days to go."

Leeds attempted to sign the Belgian winger in the summer with Fox Sports Netherlands reporting the Whites had been unsuccessful with a £1 million offer.

Leeds moved on and signed Jordan Botaka from Excelsior instead, but it has not worked out.

He has been unable to establish a place in the team and even struggled to make the bench.

If the club are entertaining returning for Limbombe, their first choice winger, then loaning Botaka in exchange along with a cash offer is an ideal solution for all parties.

Part of a club's reluctant to sell on deadline day is because there is no time to recruit replacements, but if they want Limbombe then Leeds have one to throw into the package.

21-year-old Limbombe has netted six goals in 19 starts this season, and given Botaka is unlikely to make an impact this campaign, offering him regular football and moving for their first choice is a deal which would leave Leeds fans happy.

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