Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that the future of Eddie Nketiah in his own hands.

Nketiah joined Championship club Leeds on loan from Premier League outfit Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The 20-year-old striker has not made a single start in the Championship for the Whites so far this season, but he has made a notable impact in matches when coming on as a substitute.

With the England Under-21 international struggling for playing time at the moment, there is a chance that Arsenal could recall him in the January transfer window.

The player himself may decide not to be at Elland Road beyond January, and Leeds head coach Bielsa has suggested that the youngster will decide his own future.

Bielsa told The Yorkshire Evening Post about Nketiah: “I think that if he feels comfortable with us this is going to be the key for him to stay or not.

“It is for him to say, not for me. We have the same position as when he arrived at Leeds.

“After living and sharing with him, our opinion about him is better than the initial position we had before he arrived here and that was very good.”

Leaving Leeds United

If Nketiah does not get much playing time once he recovers from his injury, there is no point in him staying at Leeds beyond January.

After all, the striker is at Elland Road to play regular first-team football and to improve.


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