The Bulgarian striker Kun Temenuzhkov will no longer play for the Spanish third division club Rean Union (Irun), Diario Vasco newspaper reports. The 22-year-old spent two seasons at this club, where he made 41 appearances and scored 6 goals. Separately, there are also five matches without a goal scored in the play-offs for entry to the Segunda Division, which proved unsuccessful for the Basques from Real Union Irun.
Now he will return to the English elite Leeds United, whose property he is. Due to the fact that he was born in the year 2000, he is eligible to play for the under-23 team. But he himself, as well as his agents, would hardly be satisfied with such an option.
Temenuzhkov arrived at Leeds from Barcelona in July 2017, but played only in the senior and youth ranks. This was followed by loan spells at Spain’s La Nucia and Real Union (Irun), both teams in the third tier.
And while things didn’t work out for the Haskovo-born striker in La Nucia, he definitely hinted at his qualities in Real Union. As this coincided with the reformatting of Spain’s third division and half the squads were dropped as the regional divisions became two instead of four, he was credited with getting the Basques into the new third division. Last year, the team finished in 8th place in the Northern Third League out of 20 teams.
Journalist Beren Cross from leeds-live.co.uk does not believe that Temenuzhkov will stay at Elland Road after the summer. He names Max Dean, Alfie McCalmont, Jack Jennings, Stuart McKinstry, Ian Poveda, Mateusz Bogusch and Kun Temenuzhkov as those who “are likely to leave before the end of the transfer window”. The question is whether the Bulgarian will be released on a free transfer or will be loaned again for another year.
Josko Temenuzhkov Mihailov, as is the full name of the footballer, is an immigrant child and started playing football in small schools like Fraga and Bordetta, but at the age of 15 he was drawn to Barcelona and caused a real sensation with his goals. In 2017, however, he changed Catalonia for England to sign for Leeds.