Leeds United made an audacious approach to add Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones on a short-term loan in this summer transfer window. However, all their approaches to add the midfielder were thwarted back by Liverpool, who want the Englishman to continue his development at Anfield.
The report adds that the Peacocks sporting director Victor Orta made a personal deal with Liverpool in the hopes of securing a loan move for Curtis. The Reds, however, were unwilling to entertain any offers for Jones.
After progressing through the ranks at the Reds academy, Curtis made his first-team debut in an FA Cup tie with Wolves in January 2019. Jones has improved leaps and bounds since then, and injuries to crucial midfielders meant he became an integral part of Liverpool’s squad last year.
The English midfielder played 34 games in all tournaments for the Reds, scoring four goals and assisting a further five last season. Although the Reds have rejected an offer for the English midfielder, he has yet to register his first appearance this campaign, even failing to make the bench in their last PL game with Chelsea.
It’s understandable why the German tactician wants to keep hold of the talented footballer; he will have plenty of opportunities in European and domestic cup competitions.
More chances could be forthcoming for the Englishman since Gini Wijnaldum has left the club to join PSG this summer, as well as the fact that Liverpool opted not to sign a replacement.