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Leeds United rising star Ryan Edmondson is plotting a summer move after failing to get a minute of senior action this season, Football Insider understands.

The 19-year-old has failed to even make the bench since the restart even though Patrick Bamford is the only orthodox centre-forward option available to Marcelo Bielsa.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Edmondson is keen to ignite his career with senior action and believes he has outgrown youth-team football.

 

He could go out on loan next season, which is the final year of his United contract, or he could move permanently.

The teenage striker was the subject of strong loan interest from Football League clubs last summer and they are still keen.

Bielsa refused to let Edmondson go as he wanted back-up to his two senior centre-forwards, Patrick Bamford and on-loan Eddie Nketiah.

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The youngster was playing and scoring regularly for the Under-23s in the first half of the campaign before undergoing knee surgery in February which ruled him out for 12 weeks.

He has been pictured training with the first-team squad since the restart but, tellingly, has not bee named among the nine substitutes.

This has invited criticism from pundits and fans, who have been frustrated at Leeds’ ability to convert the many chances they create.

The tall, powerfully-built striker made his Leeds senior debut under Paul Heckingbottom at the age of just 16.

He has made one subsequent appearance under Bielsa but has not even made the first-team squad this season.

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