New Leeds signing Miller tipped to join EFL club on loan - pundit
Leeds United will likely send new signing Amari Miller out on loan to an EFL club next season.
That is according to ex-West Ham goalscorer Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Leeds confirmed the capture of the 18-year-old from Birmingham City on 28th June.
This site first broke news that Leeds were in talks to sign Miller and went on to reveal on 26th June that they had agreed terms with the winger.
Football Insider revealed some background to the deal earlier today after Everton made the first move before Leeds blew them out of the water.
The package consists of a £200,000 basic fee rising to £1.5million with add-ons.
McAvennie insisted that it would be best for the young to head out on loan and continue his development.
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“If they aren’t getting in the team, they’ve got to play,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“I think most homegrown players want to go and play. You see some players come from overseas and they accept not playing too easily.
“I couldn’t abide that, I wanted to play. So I’ve no problem with going out on loan. I would recommend it to him so highly.
“If you’re not playing, when you do eventually get a game, you’re not match fit so you won’t do yourself justice.
“It doesn’t matter how much you run, it’s match fitness that you need. So I imagine Leeds will look at it and think he’s best out on loan in the EFL somewhere.”
Miller made his senior debut in April in Birmingham’s 2-0 victory over Stoke City.
He went on to make four more appearances that season.