Leeds United fans have been spoiled with transfers this summer, with 16 new signings coming in to the club, now there could be one more lined up according to Twitter account ‘Scouts in Attendance’ (below).
They report that the Whites, whose scouting department has been re-kickstarted since the club was taken over by Andrea Radrizzani, have had a look at Rosenborg’s Nigerian left wing Samuel Adegbenro.
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) September 16, 2017
Adegbenro only signed for Norwegian Eliteserien side Rosenborg in mid-August this year, the 21-year-old having played just two league games for his new side, alongside a single cup game and in the current Europa League competition against Ajax and Real Sociedad. The speedy Nigerian scored three goals over the two legs against Ajax, helping Rosenborg qualify for the group stages with a 4-2 victory against the Dutch side.
Before this transfer, the youngster was on the books at Rosenborg’s fellow Norwegians Viking Stavanger – having moved to the Norwegian league from Nigerian side Kwara United in February 2015.
Primarily cited as a left-wing, Nigerian Adegbenro has played this season in a more central, attacking midfield role. Across the current 2017 Eliteserien campaign, he has made 17 appearances for both Rosenborg and Viking, scoring seven times and providing four assists.
In total, across 69 Eliteserien games, young speedster Adegbenro has netted 15 times and provided 11 assists. Leeds United are already blessed with a stacked forward line containing the likes of Samu Saiz, Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernández, as well as others such as Pawel Cibicki on the bench.
If the supposed interest in Adegbenro is substantiated and followed up, it would see the Whites pursue their policy of looking for players who can augment the new-style of attack that Thomas Christiansen is putting in place at Elland Road.