Leeds United players who may have already played their last games for the club – Beren Cross

Leeds United sent out 10 players on loan during the summer transfer window with a variety of terms in place.

The vast majority remain under contract at Elland Road heading into next season, but it seems the writing may be on the wall for one or two who have perhaps played their last matches for United.

Here’s a round-up of who’s gone where and their state of play with Leeds.

Mateusz Bogusz

The 20-year-old has made a blistering start to life in Spain’s second tier with UD Ibiza, providing two goals and one assist in the opening three matches of the season.

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The Pole’s contract at Elland Road expires in 2023 and if he can continue in this vein, Victor Orta surely has to take a closer look at his potential in West Yorkshire.

Bogusz always shone with the under-23s, but whenever Marcelo Bielsa gave him a chance with the first team he failed to take it.

Elia Caprile

The fact the goalkeeper signed a new contract until 2024 with United when he agreed to move out to Italy’s third tier with Pro Patria speaks volumes.

United, at the very least, want to protect the 20-year-old’s value. With Illan Meslier and Kristoffer Klaesson firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, at similar ages, the Italian is going to need to pull up trees in the next couple of years to supplant one of them.

Kiko Casilla

There may still be another year remaining on Casilla’s contract when his Elche campaign ends, but all parties seem fairly sure the Spaniard will not return.

Casilla himself said as much in one of his earlier interviews with Elche. The veteran has almost certainly played his last game for Leeds.

Helder Costa

The last of the 10 to find a temporary move this summer, Costa looks likely to have played his final game for the Whites too.

While Valencia are not obliged to buy the winger next summer, you should expect someone else will take Costa on if the Mestalla giants do not.

Helder Costa has left

Leif Davis

The Whites admitted this season’s loan to Bournemouth was with a view to a permanent move, despite the left-back’s impressive progress at Elland Road.

The former Morecambe prospect already has five appearances and two starts to his name under Scott Parker. Looks like Davis may have played his last too.

Laurens De Bock

The most straightforward explanation of the 10. De Bock, not seen in a competitive Leeds fixture since March 10, 2018, will finally see his contract expire at the end of this season.

The left-back is in his native Belgium with Zulte Waregem.

Ryan Edmondson

The striker will have one year remaining on his Whites deal when this season’s up and another decision will have to be made by United.

Fleetwood Town are his third loan club in the last 12 months and up to now he has not proved prolific, though Simon Grayson is giving him decent opportunities at this stage of the campaign.

Barring an explosive campaign in the upper reaches of the League One scoring charts, it’s hard to see Edmondson dislodging the likes of England’s Patrick Bamford.

Still only 20, you would not rule out another contract extension next summer before another loan.

Alfie McCalmont

The 21-year-old has another three years to run on his Leeds deal and remains an interesting long-term option if he continues at his current rate of progression.

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Ten goals from midfield in League Two with Oldham Athletic ensured he stood out enough for League One Morecambe to take a look this term.

There was another senior cap with Northern Ireland this week too. The Thirsk man remains one to watch for the long term.

Ian Poveda

It’s rare for Leeds to go so far out of their way to stress a loan player’s definite return in 12 months’ time.

At the start of the summer, Poveda was considered a part of Bielsa’s tight-knit squad, but after playing with the under-23s in pre-season it seemed the writing was on the wall.

Would be very surprised if he doesn’t play for Leeds again. Contract expires in 2024.

Kun Temenuzhkov

Now 21 and playing on loan in Spain’s third tier with Real Union after one FA Cup appearance for United, the striker’s highly unlikely to feature again in white.

Leeds announced a new contract for the Bulgarian in September 2019, but did not disclose when it would expire.

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