Championship rivals want to hijack Leeds loan for impressive star

Date published: Sunday 13th October 2019 4:55 - Samuel Bannister

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Bristol City are planning to hijack Leeds United’s loan of Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah in January, claims a report.

Nketiah has shown some promising signs since moving to Elland Road on temporary terms this summer, scoring four goals in nine games – but the overwhelming majority of those appearances have come from the bench.

With the 20-year-old yet to start a league game under Marcelo Bielsa, The Sun claim that Championship rivals Bristol City are keeping an eye on the situation, having been one of the sides interested in Nketiah before he chose Leeds.

Arsenal can recall Nketiah from his loan in January if they feel he is not getting the appropriate amount of gametime – with Unai Emery having wanted to keep him in the summer anyway – which could give Lee Johnson’s side the chance to offer the England youth international a change of scenery and aid their own promotion push.

However, Leeds Live relay information from Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear which suggests the chances of Nketiah cutting his time at Elland Road short are slim – with another of their impressive loanees, Ben White, also expected to stay.

White, who is on loan from Premier League side Brighton, was linked with Liverpool over the weekend.


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