Highflying Championship side Leeds United have been directed – no matter how much he costs – to make a January move for highly rated QPR midfielder, Ebere Eze after yet another fine display at the weekend.
Despite QPR falling to a 2-1 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage in the west London derby, Eze shone like a million stars which pushed many Leeds United fans to call for the club to swoop for the youngster already tagged the ‘new Jay Jay Okocha’.
EFL | U23 Leaders in the @EFL Championship ⤵️
⚽️ Goals – Watkins (@BrentfordFC) 10
🅰️ Assists – Pereira (@WBA) 6
🧙♂️ Big Chances Created – Harrison (@LUFC) 6
🔑 Key Passes – Brown (@LutonTown) 2.7 p/g
🔀 Dribbles Won – Eze (@QPR) 3.1 p/g
⚔️ Tackles Won – Phillips (#LUFC) 3.9 p/g pic.twitter.com/qsAiDVdkqY
— Football Wonderkids (@fbwonderkids) November 11, 2019
Eze sparkled early on for the R’s as QPR looked impressive at the start of the encounter, exerting some real pressure and creating a number of good chances – with Jordan Hugill giving the visitors the lead after three minutes.
But the influence of the England youth international waned after Kamara’s 27th-minute equaliser restored parity for the hosts.
However QPR’s defeat did nothing to dampen the affection of Leeds fans towards the 21-year-old playmaker who has been in sensational form this season – scoring six times and providing four assists in the Championship, as well as receiving the highest average rating from Whoscored.
Team of the Season So Far (Championship 2019/20):
🇨🇬 GK Samba – 7
🏴 RB Cash – 7.3
🏴 CB White – 7.2
🏴 CB Flint – 7.2
🏴 LB Bryan – 7.4
🏴 RM Bowen – 7.3
🏴 CM Swift -7.4
🏴 CM Phillips- 7.4
🇳🇬 LM Eze – 7.5 ⭐️
🏴 ST Fletcher – 7.3
🇷🇸 ST Mitrovic – 7.3#qpr #nffc #lufc #FFC pic.twitter.com/5KBIhXAZQD
— Between the Lines (@Between_TL) November 12, 2019
Eze is fucking class
— luca (@lufcluca_) November 22, 2019
Eze would be a perfect outlet for us
— Armo☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) November 22, 2019
Given that Forshaw is made of shredded wheat, put Klich in the 8 and put Eze at 10. WGUAFC
— Lee.ds (@anyoldsport) November 22, 2019
2 players. Eze and Bowen. Either of them in January and we up in my very honest opinion #lufc
— MUPPET FROM LEEDS (@gazLUFC4) November 22, 2019
I know he’d be far too expensive but god I’d love Eze in our team! The lad is class! #LUFC
— ACH (@ACH2603) November 22, 2019
Although, Ebere Eze has featured for England at the U21 level, he is still the object of attention from top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, who are pulling the strings to see him switch his allegiance to the three time African champions.