El-Mhanni could enjoy a fresh start by teaming up with Bielsa at Leeds

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Newcastle United winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

What’s the story?

El-Mhanni signed for Newcastle in 2016 but has failed to make a single league appearance for the Magpies since moving to the north-east.

The 22-year-old came to prominence after making an official complaint about coach Peter Beardsley who he accused of bullying and discrimination.

According to the Mail, El-Mhanni is due to leave the club this summer, and Watford, Wolves, Leeds and Sporting Lisbon are interested in signing the tricky winger.

A fresh start

It’s fair to say that El-Mhanni hasn’t enjoyed the best of times at Newcastle and it’s good to see that he’ll get a fresh start again at a new club this summer.

Having not made any Premier League appearances and only played two FA Cup games for Newcastle means it is hard to judge whether he would be a good addition to any squad.

He will be available of a free transfer so there is little risk in the transfer, and you can expect that El-Mhanni will want to prove himself after suffering a difficult period.

Perhaps a move down to the Championship would be a good idea for the winger where he could excel for Leeds and feel the love from the Elland Road fans.

New boss Marcelo Bielsa is ushering in an exciting new era at the club and the pacy winger could be a big part of that project if he’s willing to take a step down, rather than fighting it out for a place in the starting line-up at Wolves in the top-flight.