Opinion: Leeds must make a loan move for Man City’s Brahim Diaz in January

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa should make a loan move for Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz in January to provide cover for Pablo Hernandez.

What’s the situation?

Hernandez is currently out with a hamstring injury that he picked up before the game against Millwall and without him and striker Kemar Roofe, Leeds’ form has suffered.

After a storming start to the season, the Whites have picked up just five points in their last four league games where the former Spain international has been absent.

Argentine boss Bielsa has a good relationship with Pep Guardiola and he utilised this to bring in winger Jack Harrison during the summer, and the youngster has impressed so far, earning his way into the starting line up.

Leeds still sit at the top of the Championship, level on points with Middlesbrough, but their small squad may cause problems if their injury problems continue and Bielsa would be wise to look to the loan market in January.

Deal for Diaz

Diaz is an attacking midfielder who can also play on either wing and has come through the youth sides at City after moving from Malaga’s academy in 2013. He made his debut for the current Premier League champions in┬áSeptember 2016 in a League Cup tie against Swansea City and signed his first professional contract five days later.

However, Diaz’s only appearance for City this season came as a 15 minute substitute cameo in the Community Shield and with his contract ending in the summer, the 19-year-old should look to leave on loan in January so that he gets the game time to prove his worth.

With Bielsa’s stylish high-tempo brand of football, Elland Road is certainly a place for talented youngsters to develop once again and Diaz could help the club with their push for promotion back to the Premier League.

So, Leeds fans, would you like to see Diaz join on loan in January? Have your say by voting in our poll below.