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There was so much buzz around Leeds United’s youth team a few years ago.

Carlos Corberan’s side won the PDL National Title back in 2019, and it looked as though there was something of a golden generation on the horizon at Elland Road.

Ryan Edmondson looked like the real deal, Leif Davis was electric at left-back and Robbie Gotts looked like one of the most mature midfielders in his age group.

However, perhaps the most exciting talent in that side was Kun Temenuzhkov.

The Bulgarian forward was tipped for big things from a young age. The striker was listed as one of the top players born in the year 2000 back in 2017 and he was even compared to Luis Suarez.

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At first, the hype seemed justified. Temenuzhkov was brilliant under Corberan, and Leeds fans were calling for him to get a first-team chance when he was just 18.

However, that chance never came, and it seems as though Marcelo Bielsa may have made the right decision here.

The youngster spent last season out on loan at Real Union, where he scored just three times, and he’s faring even worse this season, failing to find the back of the net in six appearances after re-joining Union on loan.

Now, we hate to write off any player, but if you’re not scoring goals in the Spanish third tier at the age of 21, it’s hard to see how you’re going to break into this Leeds United side anytime soon. Especially with the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood coming through.

Temenuzhkov has been given the chance to impress out on loan for each of the last two seasons, but it seems as though he may have blown his final opportunity to impress Bielsa and make his mark at Leeds.

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