Eddie Nketiah could have fearless nature Leeds ace Patrick Bamford has lost

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 fans might get a look at Eddie Nketiah tonight.

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 landed Eddie Nketiah on transfer deadline day and have high hopes for the Arsenal loanee.

Nketiah is a natural goalscorer who has not been intimidated by stepping up at Arsenal when called upon.

He scored two goals on his debut in 2017 and netted against Bayern Munich in pre-season.

 

He will see the move to Leeds as a massive opportunity, one to embrace, not something to fear.

This is exactly what Leeds need, with Patrick Bamford's performances clinical one minute and insipid the next.

Bamford, 25, appears to have lost some of the ruthlessness he had when he burst onto the scene as a teenager with Nottingham Forest, then signing for Chelsea.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford scores his side's first goal

He grabbed headlines in 2012/13 with a fantastic loan spell at MK Dons, in which he netted 18 goals.

He was fearless, but since then he appears to have gradually become a bit more hesitant.

Nketiah can be the tonic for this, for Leeds, and maybe even for Bamford too.

If he can rediscover some of his younger self and tap into the mindset which helped him build his reputation, he could be an even bigger asset for Leeds than he already is.

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal v Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 21, 2017 in London,...

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