Leeds United boss Steve Evans has been speaking to the press today and has discussed the future of the three loan players currently at the club.
Leeds have Liam Bridcutt, Mustapha Carayol and Tom Adeyemi on loan at the club from Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City respectively at the moment and all three have been useful members of the first-team squad.
Evans was asked today about wanting to keep the players but he stated, as reported by TV Yorkshire, that he would not be commenting on a desire to keep the players whilst they still remain contracted to their respective parent clubs:
“First and foremost with loan players it lies with the parent club and the player.
“I would be disrespectful to speak of Liam Bridcutt’s future without Sam Allardyce discussing his future before.”
He was then asked about whose decision it would be at Leeds to sign the players. Evans, who is out of contract at Leeds this summer, said that if he is at the club he would be making the football decision on any permanent deals – but that finances were not his domain:
“If you are asking me I that if I have extended my contract and everything is good would I be making the decision on those three 100 per cent yes. Financially it is other people, I would have a football decision.”
Bridcutt in particular has been an excellent addition to the Leeds fold and fans will be hoping that Leeds manage to keep him at Elland Road.
Adeyemi has been used sparingly in recent weeks whilst the Gambian international Carayol has shown glimpses of his innate ability.
So it will be interesting to see just who Leeds decide to keep in the summer.