Contract signed: Leeds tie up 37-day loan swoop
By Alex Stevens
Alex Purver has joined non-league outfit Guisely on a five-week loan, it was announced on Thursday.
The transfer of the central midfielder was revealed by the official National League website, although they did not stipulate the length of the agreement.
Leeds later released a statement on their official website in which the specific terms were clarified, as it was explained that Purver has signed on a 37-day deal that will expire on 29 April.
The short-term agreement is the second loan move Purver, 21, has agreed this season with Guiseley, who are 16th in the top tier of the non-league.
The Elland Road academy product initially joined the National League club on loan in August and made 21 appearances, scoring two goals across 1,722 minutes of action, before returning to Leeds when his half-season loan came to an end two days into January.
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Purver has now committed to a second spell at the National League outfit as he aims to build on the progress he made in the opening half of the campaign.
Guiseley, managed by Adam Lockwood, are not in the running for promotion to League Two, with their primary motivation not to get sucked into a relegation battle.
Purver, who has yet to make a first-team appearance for Leeds but was in the matchday squad for a number of pre-season friendlies, moved to Elland Road aged six.
He is out of contract at Leeds at the end of the season and, given that he has not yet been involved in the senior set-up, appears to be destined to leave the club in the summer.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club are to pounce and re-sign a 23-year-old after a £10million transfer is all but sealed.