Loan move for Luke Amos makes perfect sense for Leeds

Leeds are eyeing loan moves for another midfielder before the transfer window closes, and they could do a lot worse than enquiring about Tottenham sensation Luke Amos.

What’s the story?

According to a recent report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Marcelo Bielsa wants to add to the spine of his team this summer.

The new Leeds boss has already made some excellent additions with the like of Barry Douglas and Patrick Bamford, but a couple of injuries in midfield could be devastating.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken in the past about his admiration for Bielsa, calling him one of the best managers in the world.

Amos had an excellent pre-season for Spurs, but despite coming on in the closing stages of their win at Newcastle he is unlikely to get regular minutes in the first team this season.

A loan move to Elland Road would be perfect for all parties, so it might be time for Bielsa to call in a favour.

Would he be a good signing?

Bielsa’s 4-1-4-1 formation has brought the best out of plenty of players already at Elland Road, but without doubt the biggest transformation has been in the midfield.

Kalvin Phillips looks like a completely different player in the deeper role, and the combination of energy, creativity and versatility in the duo of Mateusz Klich and Samuel Saiz has been incredible.

Amos might not dislodge any of this trio immediately, but the youngster could play in any of their places, so he would certainly get plenty of use as the season wears on and Bielsa’s high-octane pressing takes its toll.

The 21 year-old emerged on Spurs’ pre-season tour of America, starring in his first start against Roma in that deeper Phillips role. He then strutted his stuff further forward in his next start against Barcelona, helping set up a goal and just generally dictating play from midfield.

He is a good passer, has excellent composure on the ball for such a young player, and he’s not afraid to get stuck in either. His versatility, athleticism and eye for a pass means he could easily slot into any of those three midfield positions at Leeds, and a Championship loan spell seems the next logical step after his successful stint with Stevenage in League Two last season.

So, Leeds fans, would you like to see a loan move for Amos? Or should you be seeking more experience in midfield? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…