With Eddie Nketiah apparently given the evening to weigh up his options about where he wants to spend the forthcoming season, with said options including Bristol City and other interested parties from Germany, the Arsenal correspondent at the BBC has now said the striker’s ‘likely’ destination is Leeds United.
David Ornstein announced this on his twitter here.
Leeds’ interest in Nketiah emerged yesterday as the deal for Kemar Roofe to move to Anderlecht was confirmed. This left Leeds with just one senior striker in Patrick Bamford. The striker has been labelled as a ‘natural’ goalscorer and the deal is more than likely to be a loan as the player is still highly rated at the Emirates stadium.
Leeds were also interested in Liverpool’s Ryan Kent but it was always going to be an ‘either or’ situation when deciding between Kent or Nketiah. It’s thought that the limited forward options at Bielsa’s disposal shifted Leeds’ preference towards the Arsenal youngster.
With less than 24 hours remaining in the transfer window, the deadline for Nketiah to confirm his decision is looming…