Eddie Nketiah lists two big reasons why he chose Leeds move

Date published: Monday 12th August 2019 9:28

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has explained his decision to snub a move to Bristol City in favour of a Transfer Deadline Day switch to Leeds United.

The Gunners starlet found himself a man in demand this summer once Unai Emery made it clear he would be allowed to leave Emirates on a season’s loan and had looked set to join the Robins before a late change of heart.

Nketiah will compete with Patrick Bamford for a place in the Leeds attack this season and speaking to LUTV, the player has explained his thinking behind moving to Elland Road.

“It’s a great feeling to finally get it over the line and I’m really excited, looking forward to the future. Hopefully, I can develop the way I want to develop and help the club reach its goals. ”

Listing the club’s history and the chance to develop his game under Marcelo Bielsa, Nketiah continued: “It was a tough decision, but the history of the club, the past [helped me make my choice].

“I know the club is such a big club and the manager played a big part as well. I wanted to learn under him and learn under the project of the club, where it wants to go, the direction it wants to go.

“I’m really excited to be a part of it.”

 

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