Leeds United reportedly made an ambitious move to try and sign Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones on loan.
Jones is just 20-years-old, but made 24 Premier League appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s men last campaign.
With Gini Wijnaldum having departed over the summer at the end of his contract, you imagine the academy product will have an even more considerable role to play going forward.
However, Jones will NOT be starting week-in, week-out for Liverpool this season, with the club having been approached by Leeds over a loan that probably would’ve afforded him more opportunities.
That’s according to Goal, who report that Victor Orta, Leeds’ sporting director, made a personal approach to Liverpool in hope of striking a deal to take Jones on loan.
Liverpool, though, were not willing to entertain the idea of letting go of Jones.
While he has an uphill task to force his way into the Liverpool starting XI, it’s not an impossible one.
Jones has the faith of his manager and the talent to prove his worth to the team. That’s a combination which could see him increase in prevalence further down the line.
He’s going to have to remain patient for his opportunities, but when they come, you can count on him to grab them with both hands.
That’s likely why Liverpool did not want him to leave.