Leeds flop Botaka set to move back to Holland


Leeds United forward Jordan Botaka is set to return to Holland this summer, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports correspondent Lyall Thomas has reported on his personal Twitter account that Botaka, 23, is expected to make a transfer back to his homeland after a nightmare two years in England.

This comes after managerless Leeds announced on their official website that Botaka will leave Leeds when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Thomas reported that a “few Eredivisie” clubs are keeping tabs on the right-winger as they consider offering a top-flight return to a player who joined Leeds in the summer of 2015 from Dutch outfit Excelsior.

The 13-times Democratic Republic of Congo international made little impact in his first season at Elland Road and spent the second year of his contract on loan at third-tier English club Charlton.

However, Botaka scored just two goals and provided only two assists during his 29 league and cup encounters at the London club and struggled to nail down a regular starting spot, with many of his appearances coming as a substitute.

At Leeds, the international wide man made 14 appearances, which yielded a single assist and no goals.

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