Done deal: Young striker finds new club after Leeds summer exit
Henri Kumwenda has confirmed that he’s found a new club after leaving Leeds United in the summer when his contract expired.
The 18-year-old striker confirmed via his personal Twitter account on Monday that he has signed a professional contract with League One club Hull City.
Happy to sign my first professional contract with @HullCity Looking forward to this new chapter 🐯 pic.twitter.com/1RJzhKV2m1
— HenriK_9 (@HenriKumwenda) October 12, 2020
According to LeedsLive, the Malawi-born teenager was a highly-rated member of the Leeds United academy before his two-year scholarship deal ended in the summer.
He played for both the Under-18s and Under-23s last season but for one reason or another, the player and the club did not agree on fresh terms this year despite reports suggesting he was wanted by the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City.
Whether or not Leeds’ loss turns out to be Hull’s gain remains to be seen but we do wish Kumwenda the very best on Humberside and we hope to see him earn his senior debut at some point with the Tigers.
Hull are likely to offer greater first-team opportunities in the third-tier than Leeds will be able to in the Premier League. Although Marcelo Bielsa likes to promote youngsters, he’s unlikely to go for someone like Kumwenda in the Premier League.
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Leeds bring a lot of young players through their academy and although some of them might look good in their teenage years, a lot of them, unfortunately, fail to make the grade at Elland Road. There will be far more Kumwendas in the future than there will be Kalvin Phillips’ for example.
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