YEP journalist gets impression young striker is deemed surplus to requirements at Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Joe Urquhart is getting the impression that Kun Temenuzhkov is deemed as surplus to requirements at Leeds United.
Leeds confirmed in September that the 19-year-old striker had agreed a new contract that would keep him at Elland Road “for the foreseeable future”.
However the former Barcelona striker has been rarely seen in Carlos Corberan’s Under-23s since and it is understood that he may no longer be seen as someone who is needed at Thorp Arch.
Urquhart said via his personal Twitter account on Friday – after Temenuzhkov missed out on the latest starting line-up for the Under-23s – that he was surprised that he was handed a new deal earlier this year due to his lack of development.
getting the impression he's surplus to requirements. Must admit I was surprised his deal got extended last summer. Lots of talent around and difficult to break through.
— Joe Urquhart (@JoeUrquhart_) December 20, 2019
Temenuzhkov is one of many young players to have been welcomed to Leeds United by director of football Victor Orta.
However the Bulgaria Under-21 international is starting to look more and more like one of the many youngsters that have failed to make the grade at Elland Road since Orta was hired in 2017.
Temenuzhkov’s arrival was one that did cause a lot of excitement among fans because it is not every day you see your club signing a youth player who has been developed at Barcelona’s La Masia academy.
He also managed to earn one senior appearance for Leeds when he played against QPR in the FA Cup last season.
But unfortunately, things have simply not worked out for Temenuzhkov and it seems as though it might only be a matter of time before his spell at Leeds is over.
In other Leeds United news, this midfielder has agreed to leave the club.