It is an open secret that Leeds need to sign a striker.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Leeds United are willing to buy Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.
The 22-year-old’s contract at Arsenal is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
The striker has featured in only three matches this term, netting two goals in all competitions.
The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England.
Eddie Nketiah has represented England at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 38 caps and scoring 35 goals.
The England international is believed to be available for transfer, with Marcelo Bielsa now keen to bring him to Leeds United.
Bielsa needs to tighten up his attack and a striker would be a welcome addition. He is a firm fan of Arsenal striker and Leeds could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Leeds United are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Eddie Nketiah would provide a good variety to Leeds United’s attack.
According to the report, “Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is back in the radar of Leeds United. Nketiah, off contract in June, is interesting Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen. However, Germany’s Transfermarkt reports Leeds are among a host of clubs who have enquired over his availability. Fellow Premier League sides West Ham United and Crystal Palace are also reportedly in the running for his signature. Nketiah is out of contract with the Gunners at the end of the season and so Arsenal may look to move him on in January to avoid losing him for nothing. He spent the first half of the 2019/20 season on loan at Leeds, scoring five goals in 19 appearances across all competitions.”
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Leeds will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Eddie Nketiah to join the club.
Good signing for Leeds United?
If Eddie Nketiah is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Leeds United.
Nketiah will be an ideal choice for Bielsa as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
A move to Leeds is exactly what Nketiah needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
It will be interesting to see if Leeds can convince Arsenal to sell Nketiah in the coming transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.