Nohan Kenneh is considering a loan away from Leeds United as he plots a way into senior football.
Leeds’ U23 players are thriving at this moment, with Kenneh at the forefront of that.
However, the 18-year-old hasn’t made a senior appearance for Leeds yet and is planning his route forwards.
In an interview with Secret Scout, Kenneh has revealed that he’s considered a loan away from Elland Road in a bid to get his name out there in terms of senior football.
I’m very ambitious and I’ve got aims as to where I want to be. I want to make my debut for the first-team.
[A loan] is in the back of my mind but I feel like having that patience and waiting for my time. I need to stay grounded. Let’s wait and see.
Kenneh can play as a defensive midfielder and has traits to drop back into centre-back. That’s similar to the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk, who have all done the same under Marcelo Bielsa.
He made 11 appearances in the Premier League 2 Division 2 last season, as Leeds won promotion and the title.
There’s a lot of hype around Kenneh in the U23s. He’s played some good football over the course of the last 12 months and is a player that could have a very good future at Elland Road.
A loan in the coming years could work out really well for the teenager, although you do feel that for the next year he will better served in the U23s and training under Bielsa.
The Premier League 2 is a really good level of football for an 18-year-old to develop at and he might even get a chance in the cup competitions Leeds play in.
Then, in 2022/23, a loan might be something that Leeds really start to consider.