Former Leeds United player backs 24-year-old to secure exit transfer this summer to EFL rivals

LEEDS, ENGLAND – JANUARY 18: (EDITORS NOTE: Image digitally enhanced.) An aerial view of Elland Road before the Emirates FA Cup Third Round second leg match between Leeds United and Cardiff City at Elland Road on January 18, 2023 , in Leeds, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leeds United winger Ian Poveda is not without interest after his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, but Carlton Palmer has tipped the winger to stay at Hillsborough long-term.

As the regular season drew to a close in early May for all but four Championship clubs, Sheffield Wednesday completed their miraculous escape from relegation.

He was helped along the way by pre-injury Ian Poveda, who quickly became a fan favorite at Hillsborough for the same reasons there was always intrigue to see him in a Leeds shirt more often – stunning wide play and trickery, along with a brilliant humor. the land.

Ian Poveda is being targeted by Sheffield Wednesday for a permanent deal

With the Owls remaining in the Championship for next season and looking to build more than just survival, they are said to be keen to retain Poveda’s services now that his Leeds contract is set to expire.

Alex Miller of the Star shared that Poveda is a “key target” for Danny Rohl in his second season at Hillsborough after making 10 appearances on loan this term.

Diario AS also report Wednesday’s interest, but also claim there is emerging interest from Sunderland, as well as relegated Burnley and almost relegated Luton Town.

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Carlton Palmer is backing Poveda to leave Leeds for Wednesday

Former Leeds and Wednesday man Carlton Palmer believes the winger should leave Elland Road for a move to the South Yorkshire club.

Speaking to Football League World, Palmer had this to say:

“He played very, very well and all the players speak very highly of Danny Rohl. I think Poveda has to be very careful now. He didn’t play at Leeds United, he needs to move somewhere where he will get playing time.

“Of course Burnley and Luton will be in the Championship next season, Sunderland will be in the Championship. I think the best fit for him is where he is, Sheffield Wednesday.

“Join a club you love, it’s become a fan favourite. Join a club where you play regular football, where you enjoy football, where you enjoy playing for the manager.

“It’s not just about money, you have to look at where you’re going to play your best football, where you’re going to play consistently, where the fans like to see you and where the manager plays you in the right position. , where you enjoy football and understand what you are doing.”

Poveda needs to join for good on Wednesday and build his career from there

Poveda’s spell at Leeds will no doubt be frustrating, given Premier League chances in our first season there before loan spells were blighted by injury.

At Hillsborough, he became beloved by their fans from the moment he signed and his performances have backed this up.

They have a great coach on board and that clearly benefits Poveda in his work to become a regular starter in the Championship.

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