Report: Oldham Athletic make loan move for Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Thomas Christiansen

Leeds United's summer clear-out is continuing with Bailey Peacock-Farrell leaving Elland Road to continue his progression in League One with Oldham.

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has wasted little time trimming the fat from his squad.

Luke Murphy, who had been outcasted by previous incumbent Garry Monk, has now returned to Burton Albion on loan after spending the second half of last season ensuring The Brewers avoided an immediate return to League One.

And the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that understudy right-back Lewie Coyle is set for a reunion with former Leeds boss Uwe Rosler at Fleetwood Town, a season-long loan deal all but agreed.

Leeds' Lewie Coyle in action with Derby's Matej Vydra

And the publication adds that a third Leeds player could be on his way out of Elland Road on a temporary basis in the blinking of an eye. The report claims that Oldham Athletic are close to signing highly-rated goalkeeper Baily Peacock-Farrell on a temporary deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.

The 20-year-old has a bright future ahead of him but is yet to make his mark on Leeds’ senior squad, his only appearance coming in May 2016 when Steve Evans was still at the helm.

Peacock flies the nest

And with Felix Wiedwald arriving from Werder Bremen to replenish Leeds’ goalkeeping ranks, a short-term switch to Boundary Park appears the most logical step for Peacock-Farrell. He will be hoping to secure regular first-team football at the League One club, who rallied in the second half of last season to stave off relegation.

What this means for Rob Green, however, remains to be seen. The Sun claimed that Arsenal were preparing a shock move for the 37-year-old custodian, who revived his reputation with an excellent season between the sticks at Elland Road.

Leeds' Robert GreenRobert Green has been linked with a surprise exit

However, with Peacock-Farrell heading out, it seems to suggest that Green may be remaining in West Yorkshire for the upcoming campaign.

The Darlington-born goalkeeper only has one year remaining on his current deal but it is understood that Leeds will tie him down to a longer contract before agreeing to loan him out.

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