Printed Jan 02, 2020
Jan 02, 2020 IST
Eddie Nketiah’s mortgage spell at Leeds United has been reduce quick, with the ahead to return to Arsenal in January.
Nketiah, 20, joined Leeds on a season-long mortgage in August final yr, however solely made two Championship begins, with 15 appearances coming off the bench.
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa confirmed on Wednesday that Nketiah could be returning to Arsenal this month.
“Arsenal have knowledgeable he is not going to proceed with us and we’re sorry for that,” he mentioned.
“Eddie arrived at Leeds when the Championship had began and needed to spend time adapting to our fashion.
“He wasn’t a part of the 11 beginning and it wasn’t one thing simple for him as a result of he deserved to be there, however was on the bench for [Patrick] Bamford.
Sadly my time @LUFC has come to an finish. It’s been an incredible expertise and a privilege to play for such an incredible membership. I wish to say a giant thanks to my teammates, the teaching workers and the supervisor for making my time right here an pleasant one. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/IgQNfkOWn5
— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) January 1, 2020
“After he performed towards Fulham, he turned one of many beginning 11 gamers for Birmingham. We all know that Bamford was injured on this match, however he was going to play anyway and at this time he performed once more as a result of he performed properly towards Birmingham and did an amazing bodily effort.
“He did not take this resolution, however he is an amazing participant, glorious skilled and had excellent behaviour – a gentleman in each sense.
“We’re grateful with him, additionally to his household and his membership. They developed Eddie with an excellent schooling and for that reason it is a pity he leaves us as a result of we had been proud of him.”
Nketiah’s two Championship begins for Leeds got here in his two most up-to-date appearances.
He scored three Championship objectives and netted twice within the EFL Cup for the league leaders.
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