By Mark Smith

30th Jun, 2022 | 1:30pm

Darko Gyabi announcement for Leeds United transfer imminent with Manchester City clauses included

Leeds United should announce the transfer for Darko Gyabi at a similar time to Manchester City confirming the deal for Kalvin Phillips, according to Simon Bajkowski.

The Manchester Evening News writer has reported that the Whites will pay £5million, but that the Premier League champions have included numerous clauses in the deal.

The Daily Mail have reported that Phillips’ exit could be announced on Friday [1 July], meaning that Gyabi could also be confirmed by Leeds within the next 24 hours.

Writing in a Q&A for the Manchester Evening News on Thursday [30 June], Bajkowski shared if anything could be going wrong with either of the deals.

“The two announcements should be at similar times but any delay wouldn’t suggest anything is wrong.

“Gyabi looks an excellent prospect from what I’ve seen, but £5m is a significant amount of money for someone who hasn’t played any senior football and there will be clauses in the deal to benefit City should he go on to thrive at Leeds.”

Done.

Depsite the apparent delay, it looks as though this deal is all-but-done.

Phil Hay has already reported that a medical was set for this week, with a four-year deal on the table for the young maestro who is looking to make waves at Elland Road.

It will be a sad day for everyone involved at Leeds when Phillips moves on, but the Yorkshire Pirlo has earned to right to go and test himself at one of the best in the world.

Gyabi will also get the chance to test himself, with a much better shot at first-team football at Elland Road.

Leeds have agreed to these clauses, so they cna’t be too extravagant, although breaking through into senior football and then making a certain number of appearances could trigger extra payments.

Victor Orta will know this isn’t good enough for the first-team right now, and another midfielder will be targeted on top of this as a mental summer continues to get even bigger.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle