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Swansea's hidden talent: 18 goal wonderkid Kenji Gorre perfect for Monk's Leeds

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Should Garry Monk raid former side Swansea to make an exciting addition for Leeds United?

Swansea City Manager Garry MonkSwansea City Manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk was confirmed as Leeds United head coach yesterday, beginning a new chapter at the club.

It is his first job in management since being sacked by Swansea City last year, a club where he enjoyed huge success as a player, and did so fleetingly as a manager.

One option he will have is whether to raid his former club in the transfer market, although Leeds will not have the combination of funds and pulling power to sign the Swans' top players.

Instead a player they could target is one of their hidden talents, a player with huge promise, who is patiently waiting for his big break. Step forward Kenji Gorre.

Kenji Gorre is a Dutch winger who is just 21-years-old, and plays predominantly on the right-wing, just where Leeds should be looking to strengthen, with Stuart Dallas a fixture on the left.


Gorre had a sensational season in 2014/15, scoring 18 goals for the under-21s, and this season he netted seven goals in eight games.

The youngster was loaned to Dutch side ADO Den Haag, where he provided two assists and scored one in nine first team appearances, gaining valuable first team football.

He featured on the bench for Swansea at the end of the season, although was an unused substitute.

Swansea City manager Garry MonkSwansea City manager Garry Monk

Currently Gorre is under contract at the Liberty Stadium until 2018, but he is a player Garry Monk will be well aware of, with the former captain and manager knowing the club inside out.

If Swansea are not willing sellers, which they could be at the right price, Monk has a good chance of convincing them to allow Gorre to sign on a season long loan deal, which could work best for Leeds too in case it does not work out.

The youngster has shown he is ready to step up and play first team football, too good for under-21 level, and the Championship may be the ideal next step.

Dean GorreDean Gorre

Gorre's dad Dean was a former footballer, playing for Feyenoord, Ajax, Barnsley and Huddersfield.

Kenji had been in Manchester United's academy since 2002, spending more than a decade learning his craft with the Red Devils before moving on

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