Leeds United are in discussion with Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton to sign right-back Lewie Coyle on loan, according to Yorkshire Evening Post.

Joey Barton is looking to bring Lewie Coyle back on loan to Fleetwood after an impressive loan spell at the Cod Army last season.

Lewis Coyle is a former Under-21 captain at Leeds and is well regarded at Elland Road but hasn’t nailed down a regular place since breaking through from the club’s academy.

The right-back managed to make 48 appearances in League One last season and Leeds are weighing up his immediate future with new head coach Marcelo Bielsa expected to use a three-man defensive line during the forthcoming Championship season.

Coyle ended his loan spell at Highbury Stadium by bagging the club’s Players’ Player of the Year and the Junior Cod Army Player of the Year awards.

Leeds transfer news –

Leeds United are looking at Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale and Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

Stockdale managed to keep six Championship clean sheets in 34 appearances last season and has two years remaining on his contract.

With Leeds appointing Marcelo Biesla, maybe Leeds will target Stockdale as Biesla’s first signing. He’s a proven Championship keeper and could be a steady pair of hands following Leeds having a disappointing campaign with goalkeepers.

Likewise, with Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, who is a confident youngster with a bright future in the game.

Last season, Angus Gunn was on loan to Championship side Norwich City. He managed to make 51 appearances in all competitions and kept 16 clean sheets.


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