Leeds United correspondent Graham Smyth has made a contract claim on teenager Nohan Kenneh.
The Lowdown: Out of contract soon
The 19-year-old, who can play as a centre-back or as a holding midfielder, is out of contract at Elland Road at the end of June.
Kenneh is still yet to make a senior appearance for the Whites, although he has been a regular for the U23s this season.
The Latest: Smyth’s comments
Smyth shared a Q&A on The Yorkshire Evening Post on Wednesday, with one topic of conversation on contract renewals.
The reliable reporter labelled a fresh deal for Kalvin Phillips as a ‘priority’ before having this to say on Kenneh.
“I think Kalvin Phillips will be a priority this summer because it’s the one that makes the most sense. I could see Nohan Kenneh getting a new deal before too long. He’s out of contract in the summer but he’s done well of late and impressed Jesse Marsch against Manchester United.”
The Verdict: Interesting…
He missed out in Marsch’s first three squads but featured on the bench against Wolves last time out, with the Whites staging a dramatic comeback to win 3-2. Kenneh now has an impressive stat of receiving a booking before even making his debut after he joined in the celebrations following Luke Ayling’s winner.
The American seemingly liked what he saw from Kenneh in the U23s’ 3-0 win over Manchester United last week, and it looks as if he could receive an Elland Road lifeline after catching Marsch’s eye.
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