OK, I’ll admit it.
I’ve been pretty harsh on Eddie Nketiah, from when he first signed for the club on loan, right up until his last kick of the ball for the club. Nothing personal, based purely on what he offered on the pitch. But even I’ll admit that this moment almost brought a tear to my eye.
Nketiah played his last game for Leeds United last night (for the time being anyway, who knows what the future holds), news that was confirmed both by Marcelo Bielsa, and then by Nketiah himself on his Twitter account.
But it wasn’t the goodbye that he posted on social media that got all the attention last night, rather a much more moving moment that involved the travelling Leeds fans after the 1-1 draw with West Brom. After the game, Nketiah went over to the fans that had made the trip down from West Yorkshire and waved them goodbye, thanking the fans for their support during his loan spell, something that the fans were more than happy to join in on.
A nice fish but in the wrong tank. Good Luck for the future
— John Thorner (@SirRobinCatbush) January 1, 2020
Hes a good player and his time will come. He struggled today.
The key and urgent task is to get a quality striker in
— helicopter squad (@helicoptersqua1) January 1, 2020
Back in the future….
Seen the light…….
— Dave Reynolds 💙 💛 (@_Dave_R) January 1, 2020
Total respect for this young man!
— Gary the Caddie (@GarytheCaddie) January 1, 2020
Pity to lose such a promising young man. I have been impressed with the person he is. Good luck going forward young man.
— Triphazard (@TrevorErasmus2) January 1, 2020
First class from Eddie good look for the future who ever he play for
— darren (@yorkshiredarren) January 1, 2020
Would love if it had worked out for the lad at #lufc. Wasn’t meant to be
— Eireleeds1💙💛 (@kevingaff) January 1, 2020
Showed respect to the fans. Shame it didn’t work out Eddie, not enough game time in my own opinion but it’s ok as we’ve got the overrated Bamford to bang the goals in 🙄
— Tony Milligan (@tony_milligan) January 2, 2020
Will Nketiah play for Leeds again?
I suppose the question is, was that the last time we ever see him in Leeds attire?