Report: Eredivisie clubs consider offering Leeds United flop Jordan Botaka a lifeline

Leeds United fans

Jordan Botaka was released by Leeds United last month after struggling to make an impression on loan at Charlton Athletic.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka in action against Middlesbrough's George Friend

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka only made 13 Championship appearances

While signing a striker from the Eredivisie is frequently cited as a risky move, it appears that wingers too can find the step up to the English game a little too strenuous.

After all, it is fair to say Jordan Botaka did not quite have the impact he would have hoped for at Leeds United. The 23-year-old wide man's rapid pace counted for little as his end product let him down on frequent occasions.

As a result, his debut season at Elland Road amounted to just three Championship starts. His second season in English football, spent on loan at League One Charlton Athletic, yielded just eight.

Charlton's Jordan Botaka

Consequently, two years after he arrived in West Yorkshire from Excelsior on transfer deadline day, it appears that Botaka will return to the Dutch league with Sky Sports claiming that a number of sides have expressed an interest after his two-year contract was allowed to run down.

And aiming to kick-start his career back in familiar surrounds appears to be a sensible decision. After all, the former Netherlands youth international, who has represented DR Congo at senior level, made a big impression during two seasons at Excelsior.

Leeds' manager Uwe RoslerFormer Leeds' manager Uwe Rosler brought Botaka to England

In his final season with the Rotterdam-based side, Botaka assisted six goals while forcing his way into the DR Congo starting XI.

Excelsior finished 12th in the Eredivisie last season and could do worse than to welcome Botaka back on a free.

He may not have been good enough for Leeds United but the lightning fast winger could revive his reputation in Rotterdam.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

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