The cat’s out the bag.
We finally seem to know Eddie Nketiah’s fate with huge rumblings from reliable sources stating that the youngster will be recalled by Arsenal once the January transfer window opens.
Fortunately, we’ve already had three potential replacements for the attacker named as reports indicate that Che Adams and Rhian Brewster are all genuine options to replace the striker.
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Leeds may have signed Nketiah in deadline day last summer, but they can’t afford to leave it late this time around.
Injuries have been rife within United’s squad this term, and while Patrick Bamford has been injury-free for most of this campaign he’s struggled recently after missing Leeds’ most recent game against Birmingham City.
Nketiah is expected to be in the squad for the upcoming West Brom game as Bamford won’t be 100%, but once Nketiah is recalled, Ryan Edmondson will be Leeds’ second-choice striker, and Marcelo Bielsa apparently doesn’t trust him to play that role.
With every passing day that Nketiah isn’t replaced, the Whites will be taking a gamble. If Bamford picks up any other issues they’d be forced to rely on a player that the manager simply isn’t sold on.
Leeds need to settle any potential nerves early by getting their business done as soon as possible.
If reports are to be believed, the Yorkshire club already have two targets lined up. Therefore, there is no excuse for dawdling when it comes to replacing the Arsenal man.