By Pranav Shahaney

11th Nov, 2021 | 9:30am

Leeds United will not receive training compensation for Eddie Nketiah

Leeds United will not be receiving any compensation for the time Eddie Nketiah spent at Elland Road should Arsenal decide to sell him, per The Athletic.

The Arsenal attacker’s contract expires at the end of the season and it’s seeming that he is increasingly likely that he parts ways with the Gunners.

A player leaving on free would not usually see the club making any money, but Arsenal are due for compensation, but Leeds, who he spent six months on loan at, will not receive anything.

The report details the reasoning behind this. It says, ” Leeds United would not be eligible for training compensation for the four months Nketiah spent on loan at Elland Road in 2019.

“Nketiah was already a professional footballer at the time of his loan to Leeds United and his ‘training period’ would have already finished, which is the time of a player’s career for which training compensation is paid.”

Sigh

Nketiah was actually a decent option to have and bring off the bench for Marcelo Bielsa, but was recalled by Arsenal due to the lack of game time.

He played an important role in keeping the Whites in the hunt for promotion and had a telling impact whenever he was thrown on by the Argentine.

However, as he was already a professional at Arsenal before moving to Elland Road, there will be no compensation paid to Leeds United once he leaves the London club.

It is a shame as the club would’ve loved the financial windfall, but the rules are in place for a reason and we believe that they’re fair, at least this time around.

One cannot argue that Nketiah’s game flourished at Leeds as he wasn’t even there for an entire season and barely started any games for them.

Hopefully, he does well at his next club and if there’s a chance, we’re confident that the Elland Road faithful will welcome him with open arms.

In other Leeds United news, a local journo has shared what Whites fans did to Stuart Dallas after 1-1 draw v Leicester