Darko Gyabi to sign four-year Leeds United contract ahead of new transfer - Phil Hay
Manchester City midfielder Darko Gyabi will sign a four-year contract at Leeds United ahead of his move to Elland Road, according to Phil Hay.
The Athletic journalist reports that the 18-year-old will complete his medical next week at Thorp Arch ahead of completing his move to West Yorkshire.
It comes after the news that Kalvin Phillips will head the other way, with City set to pay up to £45million for the Yorkshire Pirlo after his rise to the top.
Writing in the liv transfer blog for The Athletic, Hay shared the major update ahead of the transfer being completed in the next seven days.
“Leeds United have agreed a £5million deal with Manchester City for the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Darko Gyabi, The Athletic understands,” he wrote.
“Gyabi will sign a 4-year-deal with Leeds, pending a medical next week.
“The news comes after The Athletic exclusively revealed that City and Leeds had reached an agreement over the transfer of Kalvin Phillips. The Gyabi transfer is separate from the Phillips deal.”
Of course, Gyabi will get the warm welcome, but this isn’t what we expected.
The 18-year-old will likely go straight into the academy with a bigger name expected to come in to replace Phillips who is going to the Etihad Stadium.
Jesse Marsch will be on at Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani to put their foot immediately down to bring in replacements for Phillips in the next week as pre-season training begins.
Tyler Adams at RB Leipzig is the obvious option given his links to Marsch, but RB Salzburg star Mo Camara is another one who could be worth keeping an eye on.
Gyabi is set to put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal though, and so after settling in, he will want to be a first-team regular before the time comes around for another contract.
Leeds slowed down their transfer action after three quick signings, but this is surely suet to kickstart another blitz in West Yorkshire – let’s hope we’re happy after it.
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