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Leeds striker Joe Gelhardt set to return to Wigan on loan

Leeds striker Joe Gelhardt is in talks over a loan move to Wigan… with the youngster set to return to the Latics after starting only one Premier League game this season

  • Joe Gelhardt is set to return to Championship club Wigan on loan this month 
  • The 20-year-old left the Latics to join current club Leeds in the summer of 2020 
  • His chances of playing have been limited by signing of Georginio Rutter 

Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt is discussing a loan move to former club Wigan Athletic.

Jesse Marsch’s side brought Gelhardt to Elland Road from the Latics in 2020, after seeing off a number of Premier League clubs to his signature.

The 20-year-old’s appearances have been limited since the summer and his prospect of minutes under Marsch have been further impacted by the signing of Georginio Rutter from Hoffenheim.

Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt is in talk over a loan move back to former club Wigan Athletic

Leeds though did sign Gelhardt to a new long-term contract until 2027 back in August, suggesting he is part of their future plans.  

The youngster did feature in Leeds’ 5-2 FA Cup replay victory over Cardiff, registering an assist during a 23-minute cameo. 

Though he has made  

His return to Wigan will see him play for the club that he joined at the age of ten.  

Gelhardt's appearances have been limited this season under manager Jesse Marsch

Gelhardt’s appearances have been limited this season under manager Jesse Marsch

Gelhardt joined Wigan at the age of ten and stayed at the club until 2020 when he joined Leeds

Gelhardt joined Wigan at the age of ten and stayed at the club until 2020 when he joined Leeds

Gelhardt signed his first professional contract with the club in 2018 and went on to make his debut in April 2019, scoring his first senior goal in September that year.  

He made 19 appearances in all competitions that season, before leaving the club after Wigan were relegated from the Championship after a 12-point penalty pushed them down into the relegation places.  

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