Kevin Phillips has tipped Aberdeen to re-sign Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson this month.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England striker explained how an extended spell at the Scottish Premiership team is in the best interests of all parties.
The Athletic’s Leeds expert Phil Hay reported this week that Aberdeen are keen on extending Edmondson’s half-season loan but an agreement has yet to be secured.
Bit of loan movement at Leeds. Jordan Stevens leaving Swindon and going to Bradford. Derby keen on Tyler Roberts. Aberdeen would like to extend Ryan Edmondson’s half-season loan but that’s still to be decided. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 6, 2021
The striker, 19, joined the SPL outfit last summer on a deal that runs until the end of January.
He has started only three of his 15 Aberdeen matches after missing the start of the campaign with an ankle injury and scored two goals as well as provided two assists.
“It is a really tough one with Edmondson,” Phillips told Football Insider. “Leeds have coped so far so I think Bielsa would be inclined to send him back to Aberdeen. I think he will go back.
“Let him develop because if he stays at Leeds he will not get much game time if Bamford stays fit. Rodrigo can fill in there if need be so I presume he will go back.
“He will continue to progress and then in the summer they may have a player who can save them millions. He might be ready to step up by then.”
The England Under-19 forward has made just two appearances for his parent club Leeds.
He did not figure for United at all last season and his last match for them came in September 2018 when he was still only 17.