By Pranav Shahaney

7th Sep, 2022 | 4:10pm

Agent: Leeds United reached agreement to sign left-back Fabiano Parisi

Leeds United reached an agreement this summer with Serie A club Empoli to sign their left-back Fabiano Parisi, according to his agent.

Mario Giuffredi, the 21-year-old’s representative said that other clubs like Atalanta, Torino, Fiorentina and Nice also struck similar agreements with the Italian side.

However, the player eventually decided to stay but a move in January is very much still on the cards for him.

Speaking to Tutto Mercato Web, the Italian’s agent said, “Yes, the last few days of the market have been very hectic. I consider him a great team player, he can be the transfer man for January or for the summer.

“He is of the highest standard. He can aspire to important goals. We had many clubs, from Atalanta to Turin to Fiorentina, Leeds and Nice in agreement with Empoli but we decided to wait.”

Sign him up

Leeds made the big mistake of not signing a first-team left-back this summer and could end up costing them in the coming weeks and months.

However, if the reason they didn’t sign him is that they only wanted Parisi, then it makes sense to wait until the January window.

The 21-year-old is an attack-minded full-back who plays regularly for Empoli and he’s only getting better with time.

He would not just be a good first-team addition but would also be an option for the future and one with high resale value.

There were not too many credible links in the summer surrounding Parisi and that could be down to the fact that he did not want to leave the club so sooner.

January may pose a different prospect and the fact that his agent is openly speaking about it suggests that he very well could be on his way out.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has made a World Cup claim as the Whites want to sign a ‘Phenomenal’ international attacker in January.