Leeds United will have to sit patiently if they are going to snap up Coventry City’s Jodi Jones after it was confirmed the versatile winger has suffered a major injury blow.
The 20-year-old, who can play on both the left and right flank, was stretchered off in his side’s clash against Stevenage on Tuesday, with Leeds reported to have had scouts at the game to watch the wide man.
The news of the Whites’ transfer mission followed an exclusive report from Football Insider confirming that the club were keen on bringing him to Elland Road, viewing him as one of the top young talents in the football league.
However, while there was hope the injury was not as bad as worst feared, Thursday saw the Sky Blues confirm that it was the worst case scenario, Jones having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and as such being ruled out for the rest of the season, with surgery planned in the coming weeks.
The youngster had been in excellent form during the current campaign, scoring five goals and chipping in with a further eight assists in 21 appearances across all competitions, but he will now have to wait until next season before he gets the chance to demonstrate his abilities for his current club or any potential suitors.
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