Exciting Southampton ace Isgrove ideal for Leeds United loan

Why Lloyd Isgrove is an ideal loan addition for Leeds United.

The loan window is still open for Championship clubs to do business, with the international break providing a good chance for sides to bring players in and get them up to speed.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is one who has admitted an interest in exploring his options, and he could do worse than look towards Premier League high flyers Southampton.

A loan switch for 21-year-old Lloyd Isgrove could prove to be a very shrewd move, with the youngster in need of regular football.

A Wales under-21 international, Isgrove actually made his first team debut against Leeds in the Capital One Cup a year ago, and is on the fringes of the first team squad.

The winger featured in Southampton's first Premier League game of the season against Liverpool, but the form of new signings Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic has made it difficult for him to get a look in.

A loan move would suit all parties, and Leeds specifically because of the dearth of wingers in their squad. One available, Nicky Ajose, clearly isn't rated by Neil Redfearn, absent from all of his first team squads during his two spells in charge despite being full fit.

Isgrove could present a bright option for Leeds, also able to play centrally, and would be another talented youngster to add to a growing stable with Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Adryan, and has Championship experience on loan for a short-period with Peterborough last season.

Southampton need not fear for chaos at Leeds either, for in Neil Redfearn, the Whites finally have a boss with a record of developing young talent, having helped Cook and Mowatt make the step up from his academy side.

If it were to work out, there may be more in it for Leeds, with Isgrove's contract set to expire at the end of the season.

There may be alternate options of Isgrove, and Leeds, but this is a potential loan deal which would make sense, and neither should discount it should the option be put on the table.

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