By Joe Ellis

23rd May, 2022 | 8:10pm

Leeds United midfielder Nohan Kenneh leaves for Hibernian

Leeds United midfielder Nohan Kenneh has left Elland Road for good after signing a three-year deal with Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.

The 19-year-old has been in a few Premier League squads this season and trained with the first team for some time but he never made an appearance under either Marcelo Bielsa or Jesse Marsch and has now left the club as a result.

The Liberian-born teenager heads to Hibs after they suffered a difficult season in Scotland’s top tier, finishing eighth in a 12-team league and ergo missing out on European football.

Hibs announced the move on their official Twitter account on Monday 23 May with Kenneh joining on a free transfer having seen his deal at Elland Road expire at the end of June.

He will officially become a Hibs player on 1 July and he’ll be quickly thrown into the firing line at Easter Road with the Scottish season beginning early due to the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November.

No loss

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Kenneh might see his time at Thorp Arch as close but no cigar having been right on the cusp of his first senior appearance before the reinforcements returned from injury near the end of the season.

With a three-year deal in his back pocket, he can now look to build his portfolio of senior appearances to maybe one day get a move back to the Premier League if he can help inspire the Cabbages to a strong couple of seasons north of the border.

But Marsch won’t be missing his presence among the squad all that much next season if he ends up bringing in the likes of Brenden Aaronson as is being reported by The Mirror.

Kenneh wouldn’t be anywhere near the side if the American manager gets all of his targets for the transfer window so it is best for all parties that he leaves now and goes to play senior football elsewhere and Hibernian is as good a place as any to do exactly that.

In other Leeds United news, Manchester City are after one of Marsch’s key men and he could triple his wages if he goes to the Etihad.