This season, however, has not been as smooth as some Leeds fans would have hoped for, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side winning just three of the 16 league games they’ve played so far in this campaign.
Another worrying factor for Leeds this season is that they’ve only managed to net 17 goals so far this season, 13 fewer than they managed to score by the same point in time last season.
With the January transfer window on the horizon, one option that the Yorkshire club could take to improve their attacking power for the remainder of the season is by potentially securing a deal for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, who has been spoken about with a possible move back to Leeds by Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge in an interview GIVEMESPORT.
Taking into account how the 22-year-old reportedly rejected a new deal from Arsenal in recent weeks, putting his future at the club into question, this could provide Leeds with an opportunity to work out a deal for him in January that could suit all parties.
Nketiah knows what it’s like to play for Leeds and what Bielsa wants from his players after spending a few months on loan at Elland Road back in August 2019.
During his time at Leeds, the Arsenal forward managed to score five goals and provide one assist in 19 appearances. Those performances led to fine reviews from the Whites boss with Marcelo Bielsa dubbing him a “complete player.”
This season has seen the Englishman make just five appearances for Arsenal across all competitions but has managed to score two goals in those appearances.
If Bielsa thinks he can get a tune out of Nketiah in the Premier League, then Leeds should definitely explore the possibility of bringing him back to Elland Road either on a loan deal or on a permanent basis. With 20 goals at senior level, he is used to finding the net on a regular basis and he could be the catalyst the sparks a revival in Leeds’ season.
A review from Thierry Henry tells you exactly why that’s the case. He once said:
“He is a great kid and was a pleasure to work with. He was always on time, listened hard and was a good worker, willing to learn and improve.
“He will always score goals, even when he’s 60. He is just a killer in the box.”
With Patrick Bamford having injured himself after celebrating his own goal on his return from another injury at the end of their 2-2 draw against Brentford, it could be worth Leeds adding an extra attacking option such as Nketiah to their squad.