Three Premier League loans which could help Leeds Mark August 19, 2015 Transfer News 7 Comments With time still left in the transfer window, Uwe Rosler is expected to strengthen his Leeds squad, despite already bringing in seven new signings this summer. Rosler is aware his squad is a bit light in certain areas, although he insists he will not be rushed into bringing new players to Elland Road. Midfield and attack appear to be the prime areas which need some support and looking to the Premier League for loan deals could be worthwhile. There are plenty of players on the periphery at top-flight clubs and letting them out on loan for more experience will not have any impact on their Premier League odds Here are three players at Premier League clubs who could be useful additions to Rosler’s squad before the transfer deadline. NICK POWELL Rosler knows Powell well from his time at Wigan, when the 21-year-old scored 12 goals in 41 appearances during a loan spell from Manchester United. During his time at Wigan, Powell was considered to be at his best in a forward role by Rosler and that could work out perfectly for Leeds right now. Capable of playing out wide, or as the link man between midfield and attack, Powell would seem ideally suited to slotting into a 4-5-1 formation playing off Chris Wood. He appears unlikely to have a long-term future in Manchester after not being given a squad number for this season. His plight at Manu is a stark contrast to how he started his Old Trafford career by scoring on his debut against Wigan as a substitute three years ago. In all, though, he has made just seven appearances for the club and his only outing under current manager Louis van Gaal came in the 4-0 defeat by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup last season. A loan spell at Leicester then failed to work out and playing in the Championship could be what he needs. He also knows Luke Murphy from his time at Crewe. JOAO TEIXEIRA Another player who has worked with Rosler in the past, Teixeira had a brief spell on loan at Brentford from Liverpool a couple of years ago. Rosler blamed himself for Teixeira not having the chance to impress and the Portuguese midfielder has the ability to make an impact in the Championship. He shone on loan at Brighton last season and was named the club’s Young Player of the Year. He also scored at Elland Road last August in Brighton’s 2-0 win. His season was cut short by a broken leg, but he is now back to fitness. Capable of playing out wide or in a central role, Teixeira seems unlikely to get much playing time at Liverpool and so Leeds could be a good fit. MILOS VELJKOVIC A loan move for Veljkovic has reportedly stalled due to Rosler’s reluctance to guarantee Tottenham that the Serbian will play regularly. But it’s still a deal which is worth pursuing as Veljkovic could give the squad the short-term cover that is required in midfield, with a view to earning himself a longer-term loan. He had a couple of brief loan spells in the Championship last season with Middlesbrough and Charlton, and he needs to go out again. Veljkovic can also play in defence and he should grasp the opportunity to link up with a club of Leeds’ stature. Zico2000 “at United” – really!?!? Shocking from a so called Leeds UNITED fan! TSS LOL, I didn’t write it but have edited to prevent further offence. PS. The “United” thing has never bothered me. I never refer to Leeds as United, nor does anyone else I know. The only reason Scum do it is for the same reason Man City are referred to as ‘City’ – because there’s two Manchester clubs whose names only differ by suffix. Leeds being a one-club city doesn’t have that issue. Nor does Newcastle or countless other Uniteds Zico2000 There are other 2 club cities where one team is called United. One just down the road in fact. Just a pet hate of mine – how scum seem to think they have the monopoly on the word. I agree, I never refer to us as just United. Great article and any of those three would be a good loan option JDC Good shout on Nick Powell and Joao Teixeira Mark, both would be good loan additions, with a clause included to buy … I tend to agree with Massimo Cellino’s policy of not developing players for other clubs to take them back when they start to perform, so perhaps no to Milos Veljkovic Mike That Brandon Barker kid from City might be worth a shout as well. PMH Using loans well is part of the job these days. I don’t know who is who, but I am alarmed by the ball possession stats for recent matches. I am not a believer in possession for the sake of it and the practice of passing the ball harmlessly around midfield ad nauseum is annoying However, when you are two goals up away, that is exactly what you need to do. They can’t score if they don’t have the ball. We need focus on ball winning and ball keeping midfield. Scally Lad Agreed. A side like Barcelona will master possession as a strategy for stifling the possibility of an opposition comeback. A side that can control the ball will not throw away three points to a relegation-bound side when it is up 2-0 in the 89th minute.