Leeds United forward Kun Temenuzhkov could be on his way out of Elland Road this month

Kun Temenuzhkov joined Leeds United in the summer of 2017

Friday, 24th January 2020, 1:01 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 1:02 pm

Leeds United forward Kun Temenuzhkov could be on his way out of Elland Road this month, the YEP understands.

The 19-year-old put pen to paper on a contract extension at Elland Road in September but has now been deemed surplus to requirements at Thorp Arch.

Temenuzhkov joined the Whites in July 2017 from Barcelona's youth academy and linked up with the Under-18s side initially.

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Leeds United forward KunTemenuzhkov in action in pre-season. (Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

He stepped up into Carlos Corberan's Under-23s outfit last term and bagged seven goals in league action, which included an extra-time winner in United's play-off semi-final victory over Coventry City before the Whites went on to lift the national title in April.

Temenuzhkov, though, featured under Marcelo Bielsa in pre-season but has been limited to just two starts under development coach Corberan this term with his last match minutes coming in late September in a 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra at the club's training ground.

The Bulgarian Under-21s international has made one competitive senior appearance for Leeds during his time in West Yorkshire as he stepped off the bench late on against Queens Park Rangers in FA Cup action last February at Loftus Road.

Temenuzhkov now appears to be nearing a move back to Spain, but it is not yet clear if any proposed switch will be on temporary or permanent basis in his quest for match action.

Segunda Division B side Lleida Esportiu are reported to be interested in landing his signature before next week's transfer deadline.

Fellow development players Guille Amor, 19, and Rafa Mujica, 21, are also set to depart Leeds this month with moves back to Spain lined up having only arrived in the summer.