Three reasons Leeds should hijack Sunderland’s bid to sign Ben Woodburn on loan

According to reports in the Sunderland Echo, new Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is ready to make a move to bring Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn to the Stadium of Light on loan.

The Sunderland Echo says that Jurgen Klopp could make the 18-year-old forward available on a temporary basis in order to aid his development, with Coleman keen to lead the race to sign him having handed the teenager six caps since September as Wales boss previously.

Meanwhile, Leeds United avoided a fourth successive Championship defeat when they beat Middlesbrough and former manager Garry Monk 2-1 at Elland Road on Sunday, and Thomas Christiansen will hope it proves to be a turning point in the season for his side following a poor run of form.

The Yorkshire outfit jumped back up to seventh with the victory, and the 44-year-old will already be looking for potential signings in January that could boost his side’s promotion push in the second-half of the campaign, and bringing in Woodburn could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Leeds should hijack Sunderland’s bid to sign Woodburn on loan…