By Saikat Mandal

17th Jul, 2022 | 1:40pm

Fabrizio Romano: Leeds United reach agreement to sign Sonny Perkins

Leeds United have reached an agreement to sign Sonny Perkins from West Ham, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist, who works for The Guardian, wrote on his personal Twitter account on 17 July that the 18-year-old has completed his medical, and that it is ‘done deal’.

The English midfielder has just signed his contract, and the announcement will be ‘very soon’.

Romano wrote on Twitter: “English midfielder Sonny Perkins has just signed contract and completed medical tests as new Leeds United player, done deal.

“Perkins leaves West Ham and joins Leeds, the agreement is completed and will be announced very soon.”

Dream summer

The summer transfer window is getting better and better for the Whites.

Perkins will become the seventh signing of the summer for the Yorkshire club, and there could be more arrivals.

He is an exciting young talent, who has already made his European debut – coming off the bench for the Hammers in the Europa League last season.

The exit of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha has earned the club a lot of money and Jesse Marsch is doing his best to bring in adequate players to bolster his squad.

Marsch observed that the Whites squad lacks depth in quality, and that is something the club has worked on this summer.

Perkins is a highly-rated young talent, but Marsch needs to make sure that he is good enough for the first team at the moment.

Leeds stilll need to add a striker to their ranks, while Marsch will probably look to add a left-back to his ranks.

Thorp Arch is a fantastic place for development, and Perkins can become a regular in the first team if he keeps his head cool and work on his development.

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