There are reports today that Leeds United are trying to get 19 year-old London-born Nile ranger on loan next season.
Nile Ranger – Leeds United interested
We had mentioned yesterday that Newcastle would have no trouble finding Championship clubs for the England U19 International if Chris Hughton decides to send the lad out on loan.
Leeds manager Simon Grayson thinks that new striker Billy Paynter will miss the start of the Championship season with an injury.
26 year-old Paynter was signed in early June from Swindon Town, as a replacement for Jermaine Beckford, who signed on at Everton and is already scoring goals for the Toffees.
It seems that Ranger fits the bill for the Whites, and the Leeds manager will be hoping that Chris Hughton elects to send the lad out on loan – but no decision will be made on that for a week or two yet.
And indeed if Nile is sent out on loan Hughton will want him to get games and not be warming the bench, since he can do that at Newcastle and get Reserve team football.
The aim of any loan is to get Ranger first team experience elsewhere as he continues his football development.