By Pranav Shahaney

19th May, 2022 | 7:10pm

Leeds United target Japhet Matondo awaits contract offer

Leeds United are reportedly keen on signing Cardiff City under-23s attacker Japhet Matondo this summer.

According to Wales Online, the Welsh club are keen on retaining his services and will make a contract offer for which the 16-year-old will await, before making a formal decision.

It’s also understood that the likes of Rangers and Celtic are keeping tabs on the player.


Leeds have the penchant of sealing the services of young players with sky-high potential.

Matondo is one of the highly-rated prospects at Cardiff and is being eyed by clubs that are playing in Europe.

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Next season, Celtic will be a Champions League club and if they’re keen on him as well then surely there’s something about him that’s worth getting excited about.

He’s not played at the senior level yet so it remains hard to make a clear judgement about what he’ll bring to the table.

Thus far, he’s played for Cardiff’s under-23s side and Wales Under-17s, recently netting for the latter against Scotland.

Cardiff are keen on keeping him so signing him is going too far from easy, especially if Leeds fail to secure Premier League status for next season.

In case they do, the Welshman could be tempted to leave his native country for a move to Yorkshire as a number of youngsters have been handed their senior debuts this season and he could be in line for Premier League football in the not so distant future.

In Leeds United news, an under-the-radar court case involving the transfer of a Leeds player has reached its conclusion with the final payout revealed.