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Bristol City chief confirms interest in Leeds United man

Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol City’s CEO Mark Ashton has confirmed that a move for Leeds United’s loaned in striker Eddie Nketiah would definitely be considered if he became available.

In the summer transfer window, Bristol City fought hard with fellow Championship side Leeds United to try and secure the signing of Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah on loan for the season. It seemed that it would be the Robins who won the race for the striker, however, Leeds managed to secure a deal for Nketiah on a season-long loan deal.

Since arriving at Elland Road, Nketiah has been limited to substitute appearances more often than not, coming off the bench in every one of his 11 appearances in the league, only starting in the EFL Cup against Salford City and Stoke City, netting five goals and providing one assist in the process.

Now, given his limited involvement, it has been rumoured that Arsenal could look to recall Nketiah from Leeds United in January and send him out on loan to another Championship club, with Bristol City said keen on reinvigorating their interest. And speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol City CEO Mark Ashton has confirmed that Nketiah would once again be of interest if he became available. He said:

“He’s a very talented player. Should he become available he would be someone we would definitely consider if the fit was right and we were able to do it. It would be remiss of us to have someone like him as the only option.”

Ashton refused to say whether or not the club had been in contact with parent club Arsenal about a possible loan switch for Nketiah, saying that it would be “very wrong” of him to do so.

“It would be very wrong of me to give individuals because if I did that we would lose the relationships and the commercial competitive positions that are ongoing. We want to bring the right one in that’s talented, will fit with the group, aid the culture and get us more goals.”

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