Report: Sunderland and Leicester interested in Swansea’s Kenji Gorre

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The winger caught the eye for Swansea City’s Under-21s last season.

Swansea City have a fight on their hands to keep hold of youth team starlet Kenji Gorre, according to ESPN.

The winger impressed at Under-21 level last season, scoring 18 goals and notching 10 assists. His fine form saw him rewarded with a Premier League debut on the final day of the season against Crystal Palace.

Gorre joined the Welsh club from Manchester United in 2013 and has represented Holland at under-16 and under-17 levels.

The 20-year-old is entering into the final year of his contract and his unsecured future is reported to have alerted several Premier League clubs.

Dick Advocaat continues to rebuild at Sunderland and reportedly views his fellow Dutchman as a useful option up top.

The pacey winger combines dribbling prowess with a considerable end product and Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is also believed have taken an interest, as per the ESPN report.

The Verdict

Kenji Gorre’s contract situation should be resolved by Swansea sooner rather than later. The uncertainty has caused speculation around a player who is clearly held in high regard at the Liberty Stadium and Garry Monk should act quickly to fend off suitors. Swansea’s playing style and ethos is ideal for young, developing players and Gorre’s outing in the Premier League last season suggests he can battle for first-team involvement in the next campaign.

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