Hay delivers Leeds transfer update on Kent and Nketiah
Leeds are still looking to strengthen their side before the transfer window closes, after Kemar Roofe’s move to Anderlecht was confirmed.
It was reported yesterday that two strong options were Liverpool’s Ryan Kent and Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah.
Football Insider reported that Leeds had made a £7m offer for Kent, while the BBC said that Leeds had “come on strong” in a bid to land Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on loan.
However, signing both is too good to be true.
Talking on The Athletic, former YEP journalist Phil Hay said that it was one or the other, unless another player left, while invoking the three words Leeds fans are sick of at the moment – financial fair play.
“I’m hoping to speak to Leeds with regards to FFP soon,” Hay said. “It’s been an issue at Elland Road this summer but there’s evidently confusion on the outside as to why it’s such a concern. From what I’m told, unless someone else was to leave it will be Nketiah or Kent, not both. There’s already a big clutch of wingers in the squad.”
It’s highly unlikely that another Leeds player would leave at this stage in the transfer window. We certainly haven’t heard of anyone else moving on from the senior core of players.
It’s disappointing, but not half as disappointing as it would be if no one arrives before Thursday’s deadlines.
Leeds need a striker and Nketiah has surely got to be top of the list if there’s a choice of the two.