Are Leeds United going to sign the next Daniel Sturridge in Jordi Hiwula?

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Leeds are rivalling Celtic and Huddersfield to sign Jordi Hiwula.

Jordi Hiwula is the most talented striker to come through Manchester City's youth system since England international Daniel Sturridge.

HITC Sport sources understand Leeds United have entered the race to sign him, after the Citizens made him available, with Huddersfield Town and Celtic also interested.

So what could Leeds be getting by signing the talented striker, who has just one year left on his City contract?

A prolific scoring record

Hiwula has impressed early in his career, netting 18 goals in 36 under-21 games for Manchester City. He has two goals in four games for England at youth level, and took that record into the Football League last season.

The striker scored just four minutes into his debut at Walsall on loan last season, netting nine times in 20 appearances for the League One side.

Incisive passing and versatility

Hiwula's passing caught the eye last season for Walsall, with teammate Tom Bradshaw telling the Express and Star of his pleasure at playing alongside him.

He said: "He has had a great goal-scoring return but he also offers a return out wide and it is enjoyable playing with him.

“It was a great ball from him for my goal against Oldham and as a goal-scorer, when you have people like that who score goals themselves but then set you up, it is a great thing to have in your team.”

Resilience

Hiwula has already bounced back from a serious injury once in his career, having seen his development hurt by knee problems.

He missed a year due to a cruciate knee ligament tear, but has proved his resilience by coming back an even better player and proving himself in the Football League.

Here is a look at Hiwula in action for Manchester City and England...

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