Date: 31st May 2019 at 7:00am
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Leeds United are ready to listen to offers this summer for Lewie Coyle despite his impressive spells out on loan, Football Insider understands.

The United academy product, 23, has been a star player for Fleetwood Town during consecutive seasons loaned out to the League One club.

A Leeds source told Football Insider that Leeds have made the decision to sell the versatile defender this summer, which represents their last chance to secure a significant fee for a player proven in the third tier.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa has given the green light to find a new club, with Fleetwood likely to be keen to sign him permanently.

Coyle is entering the final year of his contract with the Championship giants, which runs until the summer of 2020.

Bielsa resisted the opportunity to recall Coyle from his loan in January, even though Leeds were in the midst of an injury crisis in defence at the time, with Liam Cooper, Gaetano Berardi and Stuart Dallas all suffering long-term injuries.

Coyle has impressed at Highbury, winning the club’s Player of the Year award at the end of his debut campaign in 2017-18, and starting 41 league matches in the recently-completed season.

The man who has graduated from the Elland Road youth ranks was a right-back during his time at Leeds, but has also been used by Fleetwood boss Joey Barton at left-back, centre-back and even in central midfield.

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