Arsenal are reportedly offering Eddie Nketiah to Leeds United this summer, with £20m enough to prise him away from the Emirates Stadium.
The Lowdown: Attacking reinforcements needed
The Whites excelled in the Premier League last season as they finished ninth, but there did seem to be too much onus on Patrick Bamford scoring the goals.
That’s not to say that the Englishman single-handedly carried Leeds’ attack, but he was the only player to reach double figures in the league.
Marcelo Bielsa may believe that a deputy to Bamford is required this summer, and Nketiah could potentially be that man.
The Latest: Leeds offered chance to sign Nketiah
According to Football Insider, Arsenal are happy to let the young striker return to Elland Road, having enjoyed a spell on loan there in 2019/20.
Nketiah is out of contract with the Gunners in 2022, so now is the time for them to receive a hefty sum for the 22-year-old.
The Verdict: Worth the money?
While Nketiah may not yet be the finished article, he is a young player with undoubted pedigree, leading the all-time scoring charts for England’s under-21s.
At 22, he has time on his side and could develop brilliantly under Bielsa, playing second fiddle to Bamford but proving to be a handy squad option.
Granted, £20m is a lot of money so there would be an element of risk, but Nketiah is an adept goalscorer who could have a bright future, while he already has ample Premier League experience under his belt and therefore should not need any great adjusting period if he moves to Elland Road.
In other news, Leeds have been handed a boost in their quest to sign one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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