Leeds United set for compensation as Elia Caprile closes in on Bari switch
Leeds United will reportedly receive a small compensation as goalkeeper Elia Caprile closes in on a permanent move to Bari.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bari sporting director Ciro Polito has confirmed that the 20-year-old is on the cusp of a return to Italy.
“Almost final,” he responded when asked about where the deal is at with an official announcement around the corner.
Best for all parties
It’s been two years since Caprile signed for Leeds and he appears to be no closer to the first team as he was in 2020.
A loan move to Italy’s third tier may have won him some fans throughout their divisions, but he’s not understood to have impressed the Leeds hierarchy.
Still only 20, Caprile has plenty of time to prove his worth and maybe even make the Italian top flight in a few years if he continues to improve.
It will be easier for him in his home country as the language barrier will not be there and that’s imperative for keepers who constantly need to communicate with players around them.
For Leeds, they will be getting a small compensation for his services and it’s no more than they could expect, with him not making a single first-team appearance.
The deal is expected to be finalised in the coming days and we will be surprised if an official announcement isn’t made by the end of the week.