Tim Sherwood raves about Leeds new boy Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah #30 of Arsenal celebrates a goal against Fiorentina in the first half during their 2019 International Champions Cup match at Bank of America Stadium on July 20, 2019 in...

Leeds United have signed the Arsenal youngster on loan.

Eddie Nketiah #30 of Arsenal celebrates a goal against Fiorentina in the first half during their 2019 International Champions Cup match at Bank of America Stadium on July 20, 2019 in...

Tim Sherwood has told Sky Sports' The Debate that he's a massive fan of Leeds United new boy Eddie Nketiah.

United snapped up the 20-year-old attacker on a season-long loan from Arsenal on deadline day.

Nketiah is one of the most exciting products to come through Arsenal's academy in recent years.

And former Tottenham boss Sherwood says that Leeds fans have a lot to look forward to, noting that the youngster could be key in helping the club win Premier League promotion.

 

He told Sky Sports' The Debate: "He needs to go out and get game time, rather than Under-21 football, and there is no better stage to go out and get game time than Elland Road.

“That crowd will love this kid. He runs in behind, he wants to chase balls, gets himself in the box and scores goals. He’s got a good attitude, with a bit of spite which is what you need. I love him, I love watching him play.

“I’m sure he’s ready to step up and he’s got a great stage to do it on. Leeds is a proper football club. If he goes there, starts well, scores a lot of goals, becomes a sensation, he can be crucial in getting Leeds promoted.”

The Whites host Nottingham Forest in their first home game of the Championship season this afternoon.

At best, Nketiah is likely only to start on the bench. Patrick Bamford led Leeds' forward line so effectively in the 3-1 win over Bristol City last week and it'll be a huge surprise if Marcelo Bielsa drops the Englishman.

On the whole, it was a brilliant summer for Bielsa's side, even if the vast majority of their additions were loan signings.

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal after being denied a goal due to offside during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Qarabag FK at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2018 in...

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