Eddie Nketiah has had a great week. The Leeds United striker, on loan from Arsenal, scored a hat-trick for England under-21s against Austria to again raise his profile.
Speaking after the game, as reported by The Independent, Nketiah made it clear he was not happy with his lack of action at Leeds so far this season. He has not yet started a Championship game for Leeds, with Patrick Bamford the current first-choice for Marcelo Bielsa.
“I went there to play matches and to develop so hopefully in the coming weeks I’ll get the opportunities to show why I can be in the team week in, week out.
“It’s been disappointing for me not to start in the league, I went there to play games and get games.
“It’s still early times. I think every time I’ve come on a done well and shown why I think I should be playing.”
This all came after reports from The Sun suggested Bristol City were hopeful of snapping up Nketiah in January if Arsenal recalls Nketiah over a lack of action.
With that in mind, plenty of rumours have been flying around regarding Nketiah being unhappy at Leeds and potentially wanting that exit.
However, that is complete nonsense.
The fact that Nketiah is not happy at sitting on the bench at Leeds United can only be seen as a good thing by the Elland Road faithful.
No professional football should be happy sitting on the bench. Nketiah is hungry and ready to try and take his chance at Leeds when it comes.
Leeds boss Bielsa can only be happy to have such a caged animal ready to be unleashed on his bench. Especially one who is proving so ruthless in front of goal.