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Michael Owen praises Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah

Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah heads at goal under pressure from Swansea City's Freddie Woodman during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on...

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has started off life at Leeds United in a bright fashion.

Eddie Nketiah of England reacts during the UEFA European U21 2021 Championship Qualifier between England and Kosovo at KCOM Stadium on September 09, 2019 in Hull, England.

Michael Owen has sung the praises of Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah and stated that people are telling him that he reminds them of Arsenal legend Ian Wright. 

The former England international claimed Nketiah looks like a 'real top player' as the highly-rated attacker featured for England's U21's on Monday.

Nketiah started England U21's 2-0 win over Kosovo – he was substituted late into the second half for Rhian Brewster, with Phil Foden netting a brace.

 

Nonetheless, speaking to BT Sport, as posted on their official Twitter account, Owen had nothing but positive words to say about Nketiah.

“23 goals in 26 games at all levels for England so far,” Owen told BT Sport. “He has already scored goals for Leeds, obviously on-loan from Arsenal.

“This lad looks like he is a real top player. I was speaking to Ian Wright about him the other day, only because a lot of people were saying to me 'he plays like Ian Wright, on the shoulder'. He likes running in behind. He scores goals. Maybe he can improve his hold-up play.”

Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Life at Leeds United has started off in a healthy fashion for Nketiah, who has big pressures on young shoulders.

Whilst the in-form Patrick Bamford is starting on a regular basis for Marcelo Bielsa's side, Nketiah's role for the club will seemingly become more important as the games tick on.

If Nketiah can prove his worth at Elland Road this season then it'll bode well for his chances of breaking into Arsenal's senior team.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa waves from the technical area during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31, 2019 in Leeds,...

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