According to BBC journalist Adam Pope (tweet below), League Two side Harrogate Town are looking to make a move for Leeds United youngster Max Dean.
League Two Harrogate Town understood to be interested in a loan deal for Leeds United striker Max Dean. Nothing confirmed yet.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) June 27, 2022
Harrogate Town finished their 2021/22 campaign in a lowly 19th place in the Sky Bet League Two table.
They, like all clubs, will be looking to rebuild over the summer ahead of next season. As BBC man Pope says, those plans look to include Leeds United youngster Dean.
Harrogate Town looking for Leeds firepower
18-year-old Dean has come through the academy system at Elland Road, moving through the age groups and up to the Under-23s.
The young forward is thought highly of at Elland Road and scored five goals in last season’s Premier League 2 campaign for The Whites.
That form seems to have triggered Harrogate’s interest and the North Yorkshire side are said by Adam Pope to be looking at him as a loan for the next campaign.
Whilst nothing is yet certain, Pope is well connected and is BBC Radio Leeds’ summariser for Leeds United games. To tweet something like this would indicate that there’s something in it.
Harrogate Town need some firepower and Dean could definitely provide them with that. As his Premier League 2 record shows, he knows where the back of the net is.
He has a direct style and has the guile and ability to get in behind the defence and get into goal-scoring positions.
A loan move to League Two would be mutually beneficial for both Dean and for Harrogate Town.
Dean would get a season of first-team football under his belt. Harrogate Town would get a goal threat with the potential for improvement.