Leeds United youngster Sam Greenwood is reportedly close to the first-team right now despite the fact that other clubs are keeping an eye on the striker.
It was reported last month that Greenwood was catching the attention of multiple Championship clubs and that list included Cardiff City, Bournemouth and Sheffield Wednesday – but the youngster has now been tipped to stay and take part in the FA Cup.
Greenwood is close to a breakthrough at Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post state that while other clubs have their sights set on the youngster, he is now closer to a breakthrough in the first-team than getting loaned out. Greenwood has wowed Marcelo Bielsa and the coaches at Thorp Arch.
Does Greenwood deserve more first-team football?
It is also claimed that Greenwood’s abilities with both the left and right foot have helped him in the Under-23s and he could now be involved in the upcoming FA Cup game against Crawley Town, which would be a first ever senior appearance for any club for the unseen talent.
Greenwood is a product of the Arsenal youth academy and he joined the Whites in the summer of 2020.
Greenwood deserves first-team chance
In the current campaign for the Leeds Under-23s side, Greenwood has scored six goals in eight Premier League 2 appearances. He also played 22 games in all competitions last term and scored six goals, while picking up one assist.
This suggests that he does have a reliable goalscoring ability. As things stand, Leeds have only two senior-team striker options in Rodrigo Moreno and Patrick Bamford and because of the limited options there, Greenwood should be looking to make an impression in the upcoming FA Cup game. If he performs well, he could well become an added option for Bielsa’s side.
In other news, Leeds have been tipped to sign a Champions League winner – read more about it here.
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