Better goal to game ratio than Chelsea's Hazard: McDermott gets the best out of Kebe

Leeds United

Leeds United are reportedly on the verge of signing French winger Jimmy Kebe, a player he has proven to utilise perfectly.

Brian McDermott is planning on using his past experience to his advantage by signing Crystal Palace's out-of-favour winger Jimmy Kebe, write SkySports.

The winger moved to Palace on deadline day for an undisclosed fee but has found a regular starting spot for the Eagles elusive, appearing mainly from the bench.

Kebe, 29, is no stranger to manager Brian McDermott and was an integral part of the side he put together at Reading.

The quick winger became widely known as one of the best in the Championship and also played a huge part in their Premier League campaign, despite their struggles.

Last season the winger scored 5 goals in 18 Premier League starts for Reading last season, a goal to game ratio even better than Chelsea's Eden Hazard, who managed 9 goals in 34 games.  However, when Brian McDermott was sacked at Reading, it also seemed to be the end of Kebe's time there too.

Ian Holloway saw enough in him and on the 31st September, eventually landed the player he had been chasing for the majority of the summer on a three-year deal. Unfortunately, the Frenchman's time in London hasn't been very fruitful, only making two starts for Palace and as of yet, hasn't even completed a full 90 minute match.

His lack of playing time in London could entice him back to the man with a proven knack of getting the best out of him.

If McDermott can get the levels out of Kebe for Leeds that he did for Reading, then it could very well make one of the signings of the window.

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