Opinion: Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa should move for wonderkid Tahith Chong on loan

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa must make a January loan move for Manchester United wonderkid Tahith Chong to add depth to his small squad.

What’s the situation?

Leeds started this season in fantastic form under new boss Marcelo Bielsa, and although they still sit third in the Championship table things have slowed down slightly.

Last weekend for instance, the Whites were thumped 4-1 by fellow high-flyers West Brom, as Darren Moore’s side out-worked and out-pressed the West Yorkshire side. Bielsa is famed for preferring to work with small squads, but with the huge demands of the Championship he will surely need to add options in the winter transfer window.

One player whose position in the side could be at risk is Macedonian international Ezgjan Alioski, especially if Bielsa targets Chong from the Premier League giants.

Fresh legs

The 18-year-old right-winger is yet to make his debut for the Manchester giants, but he has netted five goals and provided two assists in 11 games for the U23 side. Despite his young years and the quality in the United squad, Chong has also been included on the bench for the first-team by Mourinho this season.

The Dutchman was signed from the Feyenoord academy on a free transfer in the summer of 2016 and has represented his country at every level between the U15 and U19 levels.

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There is little doubt that Bielsa’s squad will need a refresh after what is set to be a difficult and busy Christmas period, and Chong could add fresh legs and an injection of creativity in January.

Putting old rivalries aside, Leeds should convince United to send their youngster down a division to experience first-team football for the very first time.

So, Leeds fans, would you back Bielsa if he made a loan move for Chong in January? Have your say by voting in the poll below.

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