Leeds United striker Mallik Wilks is being eyed up for another temporary exit in January after seeing his loan deal with Accrington Stanley come to an end, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that the 19-year-old forward has garnered new interest from lower league sides after his six-month spell in England’s fourth tier, although it is said that the Whites are struggling over what they should do with the youngster.
Wilks, who has one appearance for the senior side at Elland Road, marked his return to the club with a goal in the under-23s 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra on Monday, having managed to net just five times in 25 appearances for Accrington Stanley during his loan, where he was also utilised as a left winger.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds need some added firepower up top but that is not going to come in the form of Wilks, no matter how highly rated he might be. He needs to get game time under his belt and develop himself at a higher level than League Two if he is going to stake a claim for first team action at Leeds next season. It will all depend where this new interest is coming from though, and whether Leeds feel they can offer him the right environment to flourish into the next breakthrough star. If not, then maybe Thomas Christiansen would rather keep him close and offer him opportunities in the form of substitute appearances, which would offer higher quality opposition at the expense of regular game time.
In other Leeds United news, the club have ignored Christiansen’s wishes which have resulted in a player being ruled out of action.