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Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah reportedly joined Leeds despite having Premier League interest

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Nketiah has joined Leeds United on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal before during a training session at London Colney on August 02, 2019 in St Albans, England.

The Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah, chose to join Leeds United despite having interest from Premier League clubs, according to the Independent.

Nketiah's season-long loan to Leeds was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, shortly before the close of the summer transfer window.


The 20-year-old had been linked with the Whites' Championship rivals, Bristol City.

But the Independent reported on Wednesday that he was likely to snub the Robins in favour of a move to Elland Road.

The newspaper cited the relationship between the Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, and Leeds' director of football, Victor Orta, who were colleagues at Sevilla, as a deciding factor.

Manager of Arsenal Unai Emery, looks on after the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

And their capture of Nketiah now looks an even bigger coup for Marcelo Bielsa's side, assuming the Independent's latest update is accurate.

The former Chelsea youngster has been signed to fill the boots of Kemar Roofe, who was sold to Anderlecht this week after scoring 15 goals in 34 games last season.

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