'Better than Bamford': Preston fans send message to Leeds supporters after Nmecha coup

LOSC Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa reacts during a press conference at the 'Domaine de Luchin' on August 5, 2017 in Camphin-en-Pevele, northern France on the eve of the...

Preston North End surprisingly beat Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United to the signing of Premier League hotshot Lukas Nmecha from Manchester City

Lukas Nmecha #43 of Manchester City reacts on the field during the first half of the International Champions Cup 2018 match  against FC Bayern Munich at Hard Rock Stadium on July 28, 2018...

Only a week ago, The Sun reported that Pep Guardiola was set to do business with his old pal and inspiration Marcelo Bielsa again.

Manchester City have already sent the impressive winger Jack Harrison to Elland Road on a season-long and it was expected that 19-year-old striker Lukas Nmecha would join him in West Yorkshire.

The German-born England U21 international is one of the most exciting attacking prospects around right now even if he is yet to really make his mark on City’s first team. In 11 Premier League 2 matches last season, Nmecha scored a quite ridiculous 15 goals.

Lukas Nmecha of England in action during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia.

But Leeds were left disappointed right at the end. Out of absolutely nowhere, Preston North End swooped in and signed the teenager in one of the summer’s most eye-catching deals.

And it’s fair to say both Leeds and Preston fans have reacted strongly on social media, albeit from very different points of view.

In truth, Nmecha could be better off at Deepdale. At Elland Road, he would face a major challenge fighting for a starting place ahead of the £7 million summer signing Patrick Bamford and the versatile Kemar Roofe, who appears to have impressed Bielsa with his energy and work rate.

Manchester City's Lukas Nmecha shoots during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City at the Hard Rock Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Miami,...

 

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