Liverpool wonderkid, Krisztian Nemeth has turned down an offer to join Leeds on loan for this coming season. The 19 year old Hungarian striker has spent most of the summer with the Hungary Under 19 team competing in the European Championships but is now back at Melwood and ready to go for the upcoming season. For me it seems a 50/50 decision. It would have been great experience for Nemeth to be part of a team such as Leeds for an entire season and get some experience as a regular player. On the other hand, I believe Nemeth is a quality player and could just try force his way into Rafa’s first team.
I somehow do not think Nemeth will get regular games in the first team this season, especially now that Robbie Keane has arrived. I still though would love to see how a Torres – Nemeth partnership would work out. I think we are spoilt for choice upfront this coming season, even though the options are very young, they have bags of potential. I am sure there are some Premier League teams who would do anything to have a partnership of Nemeth and Pacheco upfront let alone Torres – Keane. And not forgetting we still have Kuyt who I believe is due a couple of goals for us. Babel is also there and he can play upfront, together with new signing Ngog.
Competition for places upfront is going to be tough and I am sure Nemeth knows that and would rather fight for a place in the Liverpool first team than play for Leeds. Good on you Krisztian!