Leeds United could reportedly wave goodbye to teenage striker Kun Temenuzhkov before next Friday’s deadline after the Bulgaria Under-21 international was deemed ‘surplus to requirements’ – and Whites fans have reacted on Twitter.
Plenty of hype surrounded the striker when Leeds announced his signing in the summer of 2017 from Barcelona’s Under-18 side. He has since been a constant part of the club’s Under-23 side, competing with Ryan Edmondson for a place in the team.
Able to play out wide, in the 10 role or up front, Temenuzhkov was a favourite of Carlos Corberan during his first two seasons at Elland Road. But this season, it has been a different story as Edmondson remains first choice for the reserve team.
Temenuzkhov has featured for the club’s senior side, being one of the young players to play against Queens Park Rangers in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat under Marcelo Bielsa back in January 2019. He has failed to add to that sole appearance.
Patrick Bamford, Eddie Nketiah, Tyler Roberts and indeed Edmondson are all ahead of Temenuzhkov in the pecking order and with the player struggling to even get game time in the seconds, it is clear that he is no longer needed at Leeds.
Many Leeds fans have reacted to the Yorkshire Evening Post report that he could leave their club in the next seven days, and many feel that it could turn out to be a mistake.
Could regret that one day. #LUFC
— JoshLUFC (@Josh26785310) January 24, 2020
I remember a piece a couple of years ago where he was being touted as the next global superstar, what happened?! Maybe his attitude doesn't fit with our club?
— SiPiCreative (@SiPiCreative1) January 24, 2020
Thought he would make the jump this year to first team. Unfortunate. #lufc
— Marshmello Bielsa 💙💛 (@LUFCVirginia) January 24, 2020
he's looked pretty decent from what i have seen of him.
— Nuge (@nugeno9) January 24, 2020
This cannot be true ffs LEEDS
— sophiewelsh (@SophieWelsh16) January 24, 2020
Massively disappointing news, has looked a class act whenever I've seen him for the U23's… Letting go a few quality youngsters which is surprising….
— john (@LLewellyn2709) January 24, 2020