Another week, another young Leeds United striker jetting out on loan.
Last Friday it was Ryan Edmondson headed for the exit door as he prepares for a Scottish Premiership campaign with Aberdeen, this time around it’s Bulgarian starlet Kun Temenuzhkov.
The Whites confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old is headed to La Liga 2 outfit Real Union for the 2020/21 season.
And it’s safe to say that most fans see this move as the beginning of the end for his time at Leeds.
With just 11 senior minutes to his name at Elland Road, all of which came in last season’s FA Cup defeat to QPR, it’s easy to see why you might jump to that conclusion.
La Liga 2 is hardly the highest standard going, and it does feel as if the player has plateaued somewhat since the days when he was being compared to the likes of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho by The Guardian.
But if you dig a little deeper, there’s no concrete reason why this has to be the final chapter of Temenuzhkov’s time with the club.
Leeds Live reported recently that he is still highly-rated by coaches at Thorp Arch, and logic dictates that if Marcelo Bielsa truly thought he was a lost cause, he would be leaving on a permanent deal, not a temporary one.
Make no mistake, the forward is probably running out of chances to prove himself to club chiefs.
But if anything, him going out on loan is probably an indicator of the fact that there is still some hope for him, rather than a definite precursor to his permanent exit.
Here are some of the best tweets from Leeds United fans on social media:
Time to move on. never really got a chance but obviously was well looked at while he was here. Keeping him on loan gives us a fall back. Maybe like Ben White's situation that's if we have no sell on fee. Something in the lad might just click into place. Good Luck @HoskunTemeuzkov
— John Sidney LUFC 🏆 (@JonSidney) August 5, 2020
Joining a 3rd Division team at 20. Think he’s done.
— Jack (@EllandReports) August 5, 2020
Looks a decent player however I feel it looks like it might be the end of him , wish we'd loan them to lower English league clubs
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) August 5, 2020
Watched him play in a friendly at Ossett Town. Was garbage. All style/show and no substance!
— Dan Stead (@RecruitmentDan) August 5, 2020
Spanish segunda b is similar in quality to national League North over here. I suspect he's done
— Dan Fawcett (@fawcett_dan) August 5, 2020
Wasn't this kid highly rated ?
— Yorkiedave (@YorkieDave89) August 5, 2020
— alek marinkov (@amarinko1) August 5, 2020
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