According to The Mirror, Leeds United will loan out defender Paudie O'Connor once he signs a new contract to stay with the club this summer.
Leeds are expecting a number of changes this summer having appointed Marcelo Bielsa as their new boss, and the Argentinian will be moulding his own squad at Elland Road.
Bielsa made reference to Leeds having 15 players too many in their first-team squad, and that means that a host of players can expect to be sold or loaned out as Bielsa looks to hack away at the numbers in his squad.
Now, The Mirror report that Leeds are set to loan out defender Paudie O'Connor for the new season, but only once he has agreed to sign a new contract to stay at Elland Road.
A new deal is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours, but O'Connor would then be sent out on loan in order to continue his development away from West Yorkshire.
O'Connor, 20, joined Leeds from Limerick in his native Ireland back in 2017, and he made four Championship appearances last term having been pressed into action by then-boss Paul Heckingbottom.
The Irishman is expected to have a bright future with Leeds, but a season in League One may do his development the world of good, and it seems that Bielsa has quickly decided that he isn't quite ready to feature regularly in the Championship.