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Linked in December, Andy Rinomhota can show Leeds United his talents this weekend

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Linked in December, Andy Rinomhota can show Leeds United his talents this weekend

Leeds United have been linked with a move for the midfielder in recent months.

This weekend Leeds United take on Reading in the Championship, hoping to build on their 1-0 win over Bristol City last time out. 

Reading themselves have just stopped their own rut. A 3-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday stopped a run of seven league games without a win. 

One of the key players for Reading in that fixture was midfielder Andy Rinomhota. He was starting his first game in the Championship since  December and did not let the Royals down with a great performance, including his first assist of the season. 

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This weekend he will be heading back to his birthplace, hoping to impress a team who are reportedly tracking his progress. 

Rinhomhota was born in Leeds, although he grew up in Hampshire and is a self-confessed Manchester United fan. But that hometown link helped fan the flames of a Leeds United transfer rumour in December. As did the Reading boss Mark Bowen, who confirmed to Berkshire Live that Leeds were considering a move for the player. 

 

“He has come up through our academy and has established himself now with teams like Leeds talking about him.

“But I don’t care about that, it’s what he does for us and hopefully he’s fit and available for selection on Saturday again.”


Reading’s performances dipped with Rinomhota out of the starting XI and plenty of fans at the Madejski Stadium are very pleased to see he is back in action. 

This weekend, however, he will also have a chance to impress Leeds United, and perhaps win over a few fans behind-the-scenes at Thorp Arch. 

A good performance and a potentially Premier League competing Leeds United might have the 22-year-old in their crosshairs again for next season.

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