Dario Meadows has reportedly returned to Roma
Dario Meadows joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Italian side Roma last summer.
The Italy Under-16 international, who is originally from Kent, was expected to appear for the Championship side's youth teams.
However, he is yet to turn out for either the U18s or U21s and Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claims it is due to an issue regarding the 18-year-old's eligibility.
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@mouncerg went back to Roma I believe. Sounded like FIFA rules made his too young to play
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 6, 2017
When asked about Meadows in a Twitter Q&A, Hay replied: "[He] went back to Roma I believe. Sounded like Fifa rules mean he's too young to play."
Meadows turned 18 in January and it is unclear if he will be able to re-join Leeds and there has been no official statement regarding him from the club.
When he made the move to Elland Road in August Meadows was keen to impress and admitted he was looking forward to testing himself in England.
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"I've played for AS Roma for eight years and now I'm excited for this opportunity on loan at Leeds United," Meadows said.
He went back to Roma I believe. Sounded like Fifa rules mean he's too young to play
"I've played in a lot of positions for Roma but my dominant position is probably a winger – I've played for the national team at U16s as a winger, so that's probably my best position.
"But I've also played at full-back and in attacking midfield, so I can play in different positions.
"Leeds have great history and are one of the best clubs in England for producing young players, I'm really happy to be here."