Leed’s United are paying 100% of Eddie Nketiah’s wages and it has also been revealed that they paid £2m to take him on loan for the season.

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Eddie Nketiah joined Leeds United on loan at the end of the transfer window and while he wasn’t in the squad on Saturday for their game against Carl Jenkinson’s Nottingham Forest (1-1 draw, Jenko didn’t get off the bench), we expect him to feature against Salford on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup.

At the end of 2017, before Eddie signed his most recent Arsenal contract, he was earning around £2kpw.

This was reportedly increased to £15kpw when he signed a five-year deal, all of which Leeds are now paying.

Arsenal, as we know, were looking to both raise funds this summer and clear some money from their books.

With this move they’ve managed to do that and who would bet against Raul Sanllehi using that £2m to somehow buy three more players in January?

“It’s a great feeling to get it over the line and I’m really excited and looking forward to the future,” said Nketiah after his move was confirmed.

“Hopefully I can develop how I want to develop and hopefully I can help the club reach its goals.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on May 12, 2019, in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
BURNLEY, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on May 12, 2019, in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“This club is such a big club, with a big history and the manager played a big part, I want to learn under him.

“He has worked with such great players already and helped them develop in their careers.

“I feel he is a very demanding coach and I am eager to learn and eager to improve, so I think we will get along well and hopefully it will be the best match and combination for Leeds and myself.

“I know you need to work hard to get to the top and I am here to work hard and do all I can to help the team and improve as a player.

“It’s been flattering to have a lot of interest, but Leeds, with the fan base from what I have seen on social media has been really welcoming.

“The style of play was also a big part in me coming here over other clubs, this is the play that I like and feel like I will suit.

“The methods of the manager are great and hopefully I can add my own spin and help take the club forward.”