By Mark Smith

25th Jan, 2020 | 7:30am

Barcelona sensation joins Sterling sending Instagram message to new Leeds signing Ian Poveda

Leeds United completed a move for former Manchester City winger Ian Poveda on Friday afternoon.

The 19-year-old signed a deal until 2024 at Elland Road and was handed the number seven shirt after completing a free transfer.

Poveda left Pep Guardiola’s side after only managing to make the bench of the senior squad once in the Champions League and was clearly excited to work under Marcelo Bielsa in West Yorkshire.

After making the switch, Poveda posted a video on his personal Instagram account promising fans he has ‘got’ them.

Raheem Sterling responded to that post with a simple two-word message, highlighting his close relationship with the winger.

‘Bro Ski’, he wrote.

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Look closer, and you will also take notice of Barcelona sensation, Ansu Fati. The 17-year-old also wished Poveda good luck with his switch to the Whites.

In a recent interview with the Manchester Evening News, Poveda went into his relationship with Sterling. The 19-year-old admitted the England star was his brother at City, and often gave him advice on how to improve.

Leeds fans could be in for a real treat with Poveda if he is anything similar to Sterling, who has established himself as one of the best in the Premier League.

Some would claim that the Premier League champions letting him leave for free would suggest otherwise. They also let Jadon Sancho leave relatively cheap and he is now worth over £100million – so this could be a real coup for Leeds.

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