Leeds fans are struggling to hide their excitement over Eddie Nketiah following his loan arrival on transfer deadline day.
The 20-year-old was snapped up on a temporary basis for the duration of the 2019/20 campaign from Arsenal and after the deal was announced, a video of him in action scoring goals in pre-season and for the Gunners’ youth sides was posted.
⚽ | From pre-season strikes against Fiorentina and Bayern Munich, to an impressive haul for Arsenal’s U23s, we take a look at some of Eddie Nketiah’s goals so far pic.twitter.com/nI0O60hUCT
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 8, 2019
The footage shows Nketiah in lethal form as he scores a variety of different goals which was enough to whet the appetite of a host of supporters.
Two fans were so excited they compared him to Ian Wright and Thierry Henry, two players that the young forward has admitted himself he’s received tips from.
Nketiah was also labelled as a hungry player with some individuals focusing on what he can offer to Marcelo Bielsa’s side. One was happy he could play with both his right and left foot as another looked forward to the number of chances the side would create for him.
The Arsenal man scored during the Gunners’ final match of the 2018/19 season, netting against Burnley before signing for Leeds after they convinced him to reject Bristol City’s approach.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
— “Bigger than Average” (@Jonny_lufc_1989) August 9, 2019
Yes, he looks a great young player who is hungry to show what he’s capable of. The Championship is a tough league and we’ll definitely see what he is about, he will get plenty of minutes.
— Lloyd Sutcliffe (@sutty_room333) August 8, 2019
— Luke Brownless (@LufcBrownless) August 8, 2019
Leeds create so many chances every game and Eddie looks like he can finish. This may work out to be the perfect match for both Eddie and Leeds.. good luck to him.
— David ?? (@dsammuller) August 9, 2019
That lad reminds me of @IanWright0 his movement is first class and is alive in the box
— Mark Ramm (@LufcRammy) August 8, 2019
This lad looks red hot with pace control quick feet & very cool finishing in 1 on 1s against keepers. Very pleased we hijacked this deal and well done Victor #lufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) August 8, 2019
Left & Right peg… ???????????
— WACCOE1919 #MOT?? (@Waccoe1919) August 8, 2019
He’s class. Very excited to see what he can add
— David Boyd (@DavidBoyd91) August 8, 2019
Can’t wait to see him pull on the famous Leeds jersey, even better we done Bristol city twice in a week. Gonna be a good addition, plus he can only improve under Bielsa and co
— rik (@rik49832100) August 8, 2019