The Lowdown: Gyabi linked with Leeds
However, Leeds appear to have made their move after City had a £42m offer for Kalvin Phillips accepted last month. The Athletic claimed when the news broke on the 26-year-old that Leeds were working on a separate £5m deal for Gyabi, who was due to undergo a medical on Friday.
The Latest: Smyth’s update on Gyabi
Smyth shared a Q&A for The Yorkshire Evening Post on Saturday, answering numerous Leeds-related topics.
One fan asked the journalist about the hold-up over an announcement for Gyabi. Smyth said that ‘finalising paperwork’ could be a reason for the delay, but he reassured the supporter that ‘everything is agreed’ and a medical has been passed.
The reporter commented:
“Finalising paperwork, at a guess, or simply following the convention of announcing on a Monday rather than on a weekend, but he had his medical and passed it. Everything is agreed and Darko Gyabi will become a Leeds United player. Likely to be Monday at this rate.”
The Verdict: Under-23s addition?
It looks as if Gyabi could be announced as a Leeds United player in the next 24 hours, and you’d expect that Jesse Marsch would want to see the midfielder in the under-23s initially.
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The 18-year-old will leave Manchester without a senior appearance to his name for City, although he will arrive in Yorkshire with an impressive youth record.
Gyabi contributed to 15 goals in 39 appearances for City’s under-18s and under-23s, so another impressive campaign at youth level could see him break into Marsch’s first-team plans in the foreseeable future.
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