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Jordan Botaka wants Leeds United stay

Jordan Botaka says that he wants to stay at Leeds United next season.

Leeds United youngster Jordan Botaka has told the club’s official website that he wants to stay at the club next season.

The 22-year-old, who can play as a winger or as a forward, joined Leeds from Dutch club Excelsior in the summer of 2015.

The DR Congo international, who has a contract with the Whites until June 2017, struggled for playing time in the first half of the season, but he has recently got into the team and has been playing well.

Botaka, who has been revitalised in recent weeks, has made it clear that he has no intention of leaving Leeds in the summer transfer window.

“I’ve always said that I’m very happy to be here, despite the fact that I haven’t played much,” the 22-year-old told Leeds’s official website. “The players have been very good with me and the supporters have as well.

“Sometimes it has been difficult, but it’s all part of the game. I’m very happy to be here and I want to be here next season as well. It’s a massive club. I think it has one of the best sets of supporters. I definitely want to be here.”

Botaka played an important role in Leeds’s 2-2 draw with Hull City away from home at the weekend.

The youngster did not start the Championship game at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but he came on as a substitute at the break.

The attacker had a pass accuracy of 69%, created one chance, put in one cross, and attempted three dribbles.

Botaka has featured in 12 Championship matches for Leeds so far this season, creating eight chances in the process.

The DR Congo international has a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 17%, and has won four headers, seven dribbles and seven tackles.

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