Reported Leeds United target Eberechi Eze has been named in WhoScored’s Championship Team of the Season following a superb 2019-20 campaign.
The QPR winger has progressed massively over the past few years, culminating in an impressive season during which he claimed 14 goals and eight assists in 46 Championship games.
The Sun reports that Leeds plan to make a bid for Eze, having apparently told QPR at the start of the year that they would make an offer for the £20million-rated ace if they got promoted.
Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly identified the England Under-21 international as the “creative spark” that his team will need next season.
The outlet also notes that a host of Premier League sides also want Eze, but it is suggested that the Elland Road side will look to outbid all of them.
The 22-year-old has been one of the Championship’s standout players, so it’s little surprise to see him make the WhoScored XI alongside Leeds defender Luke Ayling.
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“It’s not even been 24 hours since the Championship season finished yet Premier League sides are wasting no time lining up Eberechi Eze for a summer transfer,” wrote the stats site.
“Crystal Palace have already been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old, while Championship winners Leeds are now keen.
“Eze impressively played a direct hand in 32.8% of QPR’s league goals this season in his second full campaign for the Super Hoops.
“The England Under-21 international scored 14 goals and supplied eight assists in 46 league appearances and completed more dribbles than any other player in the division (136).”
Eze has been head and shoulders above most of his competition in the Championship and surely it’s a matter of time before a Premier League club snaps up a player who has won high plaudits from fans and peers alike.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand told the Beautiful Game podcast earlier this year: “When I see some of the things he does on the football, and how comfortable he is on the football, I put him up there with one of the best I’ve seen.”
Meanwhile, former QPR assistant manager Marc Bircham told Sky Sports last year: “He goes past players easier than Raheem Sterling did. Sterling would beat players with pace or do a trick or a chop – it’s all dynamic movements, but Ebere Eze just glides past players.”
Leeds look set for huge competition, given some established top-flight teams are said to be after Eze’s services, but the Bielsa factor, as well as the opportunity to become a cult hero with arguably the most passionate fans in the country, are bound to be a big draw.