Well, we’ve already completed the transfer of one midfielder, but that hasn’t stopped Thomas Christiansen from bringing in more players at that position. According to HITC Sport, Leeds have been keeping an eye on Stevenage’s talented midfielder Ben Kennedy.
Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Kennedy made his debut for Stevenage after working his way up from The Boro’s U18 team. Making his debut as a sub in 2015, Kennedy signed a three-year deal later on that year under the guidance of Teddy Sheringham and has stayed with the club ever since. Still just 20 years old, Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the best players in League Two. In 39 appearances across all competitions, Kennedy scored 9 goals and tallied an equal amount of assists as well.
Ben Kennedy has talent. Not only is that apparent to League Two teams, but he’s displayed his talent on the international level as well. He’s represented Northern Ireland at the u17, u19-where he was named captain-, and u21 level, and it surely won’t be long until he links up with winger Stuart Dallas in representing Norn Iron. He was even rumored to be making to jump to the Premier League when he was just 18, with giants Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly interested in Kennedy in 2015.
Kennedy has the resume that should excite Leeds fans. Listed as a midfielder, he can also play anywhere up front need be. This all sounds nice, but it’s only a matter of time before there won’t be enough room on the ship. Granted, Depth was a concern for the Whites and he is only 20, so nothing may come from this move. But if the moves for Samu Sáiz and Ezgjan Alioski do come through, there might be a logjam at certain positions. It’ll be interesting to see whats in store, but Thomas Christiansen and the suits at Leeds have wowed us so far this summer, so I believe we are in good hands.