Done deal: Midfielder signs as Leeds settle second move of the day
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds midfielder Alex Purver has joined National League side Guiseley AFC on loan until January, it was announced on Thursday.
The non-league club confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 20-year-old had secured a loan move until 2 January.
— Guiseley AFC (@GuiseleyAFC) August 18, 2016
The youngster, who signed a new one-year Elland Road deal in June, will join Mark Bower’s side ahead of their clash against Solihull Moors on Saturday.
Purver is highly rated at the Whites after he joined the club at six and progressed through the youth ranks at Thorp Arch.
He starred in 33 encounters for the Under-21 side last campaign, where he was often the captain of the side.
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The young midfielder also trained with the first-team squad during this summer’s pre-season.
He can occupy a number of positions to go alongside his more natural midfield role and last campaign he also enjoyed a stint at right-back for the Under-21 side.
Purver may have found first-team opportunities hard to come by for the Whites with Matt Grimes, Kalvin Phillips, Pablo Hernandez, Ronaldo Vieira, Liam Bridcutt and Alex Mowatt all ahead of him in the club’s midfield pecking order.
This transfer is the second deal of the day for the Yorkshire giants, as the club also announced the signing of Pontus Jansson on-loan from Torino on Thursday.
In other Leeds team news, the Whites are targeting midfielder Andile Jali from Belgian club KV Oostende.