Leeds rising star named among best youngsters in world by Guardian

By Danny Wright

Leeds United teenager Kun Temenuzhkov has been named as one of the best young players in the world by a recent report.

The Guardian has named Temenuzhkov, 17, as one of the 60 most outstanding youngsters on the planet in their annual Next Generation stars list which also includes players from the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Ajax and Bayern Munich.

Temenuzhkov joined Leeds in the summer on a free transfer from Barcelona and has started to feature regularly in the new-look Under-23s side which saw a similar overhaul to that of the first-team in the transfer window.

The rising star is tipped to not only have a big future with Leeds, but also with Bulgaria after he turned down the chance to play in the Spain youth set-up having been eligible for both nations.

The striker, who has been likened to Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, scored 30 goals in 30 appearances last season as Barca’s Juvenil B won the title.

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Leeds pride themselves on the ability to nurture young talent in their academy and welcome them to senior football.

Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon, James Milner and Harry Kewell are among some of the best names to make the grade in the Whites academy in recent years and perhaps Temenuzhkov will be the next.

In other Leeds United news, fans have blasted a “clueless” Thomas Christiansen after his midfielder injury revelation.

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