Report: How Leeds feel after hearing Bristol City want Nketiah again

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United during the pre-match warm-up

Leeds United forward Eddie Nketiah has been linked to Bristol City.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United during the pre-match warm-up

According to The Mirror, Leeds United aren't worried about the prospect of Arsenal recalling Eddie Nketiah and sending him to Bristol City.

The Whites won the race to sign striker Nketiah on deadline day in August, beating Bristol City to secure the Arsenal prospect for the season.

Nketiah has scored four times for Leeds, but his playing time hasn't really been as planned, with no Championship starts to his name so far this term.

 

The 20-year-old has had to make do with seven substitute appearances totalling 162 minutes of playing time, with Marcelo Bielsa preferring to stick with Patrick Bamford.

The Sun subsequently reported this weekend that Bristol City are now back in for Nketiah, believing they have a chance to tempt Arsenal into recalling Nketiah before sending him to Ashton Gate for the second half of the season.

However, it's now claimed that Leeds aren't panicking about the reports, instead believing there's no reason to think Arsenal will recall Nketiah in January as he will be vital for Leeds over the course of the season.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United reacts during the Carabao Cup second round match between Leeds United and Stoke City at Elland Road on August 27, 2019 in Leeds, England.

That should be reassuring to Arsenal, who won't want to see their hot prospect sitting on the sidelines at Elland Road, especially if there is another offer on the table.

There is plenty of time until the January transfer window, meaning Leeds can prove how important Nketiah is, but this may be a situation to keep an eye on.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa shakes hands with Bristol City manager Lee Johnson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August...

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