Attacker agrees personal terms with Leeds, medical expected within days - report
Leeds United have moved a big step closer to sealing a permanent deal for Man City winger Ian Poveda.
According to Football Insider, he has agreed personal terms with Leeds and will travel to Elland Road for a medical “in the coming days” to finalise the deal.
There’s no mention of the fee but it is said that he will sign a long-term deal with Leeds.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay claimed that Poveda was unhappy after being demoted from the first-team set-up back to the Under-23s at the Etihad and had been “unsettled” since.
Leeds have struck quickly to land the 19-year-old, and while the young winger isn’t the blockbuster transfer that Leeds fans want to be announced, he could well prove to be a very exciting addition.
He’s not joining for the Under-23s but to be a part of the first-team set-up at Leeds and will offer a versatile attacking option.
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He’s predominantly a winger but he has been used as a striker by Man City and the England Under-20 international has scored 19 goals for the City youth sides.
Poveda is the direct replacement for Jack Clarke, who was recalled by Tottenham in January because of a lack of game-time.
Meanwhile, the hunt for a striker continues at Leeds, with all efforts being pushed towards convincing Southampton to let Che Adams move.
Despite manager Ralph Hasenhuttl wanting him to stay, Phil Hay claims the Southampton board are open to a loan move with an obligation to buy.
With just over two weeks left in the window, though, there’s no guarantee this transfer will happen – in fact, Jim White said today that he had heard Southampton were set to block the deal – and that’s left Leeds fans feeling very nervous.
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