By Wayne Veysey

13th Jan, 2020 | 7:00am

Sources: Arsenal & Man City set sights on signing Leeds United starlet who's blown them away

Arsenal and Man City are in the hunt to sign Leeds United rising star Henri Kumwenda, Football Insider can reveal.

The teenage forward, 18, has overcome injury problems to blow scouts away with his recent performances at age-group level.

Sources at Arsenal & Man City have told Football Insider they are closely monitoring the situation of Kumwenda amid doubts over whether he will stay at Leeds.

This comes after Football Insider revealed last week that Liverpool are also keeping close tabs on the versatile front man.

Kumwenda’s situation is in doubt as he is yet to sign a professional contract with Leeds.

An offer is set to be made to him imminently but there is now some doubt as to whether he will put pen to paper.

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Arsenal and Man City, like Liverpool, have the resources and prestige to make the youngster a compelling offer and sign him over the coming weeks.

Leeds are aware of the interest in Kumwenda and know they face a battle to keep him.

Kumwenda is on the radar of the Premier League big guns as he has recovered well from injuries that have hampered his progress over the last year and he’s now putting opponents to the sword in youth-team football.


He was the stand-out player for Leeds in recent youth cup wins against Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday.

Kumwenda scoring the winning spot-kick as United defeated Sheffield Wednesday 5-4 on penalties last Thursday after the match had finished 2-2.

This sealed Leeds’ progress to the fifth round of the prestigious FA Youth Cup.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED there has been a hijack of bid to sign defender who’s heading to Thorp Arch next week.