Many Leeds United fans are longing to see Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah given his opportunity in the starting eleven at Elland Road but many are also defiantly supporting Patrick Bamford in the role, claiming that he is an integral part of Marcelo Bielsa’s system with his strength, movement and intelligence.

The 20-year-old England U21 International striker has already been amongst the goals for Leeds United, scoring four already from minimal game time under Bielsa, so fans frustrations could well be justified in keeping Nketiah on the bench as an impact player, but he has also been amongst the goals while on international duty.

Leeds United forward Edward Nketiah (14), on loan from Arsenal, during the EFL Cup match between Leeds United and Stoke City at Elland Road, Leeds, England on 27 August 2019.

With his blistering pace, awkward trickery and a deadly eye for goal, Nketiah is facing a huge career within the game, but his immediate focus is on helping Leeds United regain their spot at the top table in English football.

IN OTHER NEWS:  Former Leeds United midfielder gives his verdict on striker battle

At the moment the striker is away with the young lions and has taken to Twitter today to reveal his own performance levels… and both the Leeds United and the Arsenal fans have been quick to show their appreciation for his talents.

https://twitter.com/LiamMoo19110227/status/1182241958145728513?s=20

https://twitter.com/douthwaite69/status/1182259563803881472?s=20

It’s undeniable that Nketiah possesses some serious potential and will terrorise defences in whichever league he plies his trade, but Bielsa has history of improving players under his tutorship and is not averse to using young players, so maybe the best thing for the young hit-man is to keep knuckling down and surely his opportunity will come… sooner rather than later.


About Author

Husband to a Geordie Wife, Father to a Yorkshire Girl, all round number 9, loves Leeds, Rock music and playing Golf... badly!