Leeds United have reportedly agreed terms with young goalkeeper Darryl Ombang, as he edges closer to a summer move to Elland Road.
The Lowdown: Summer business expected
Marcelo Bielsa could be a busy man in the transfer market in the coming months, looking to add further quality to his Whites squad.
While Leeds’ ninth-place finish back in the Premier League was a superb effort last season, they now have to kick on and find players who will take the team up another gear.
Chairman Andrea Radrizzani is expected to be aggressive in the market, according to the Transfer Window Podcast (via Leeds Live).
The Latest: Ombang deal edges closer
According to Football Insider, Ombang is on the verge of signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the Whites, joining from Bradford City.
A recruitment source claims terms been agreed with the 16-year-old, who has been tipped to be a future No.1 for England, such is his potential.
Ombang is expected to become a Leeds player next month, having opted to move to Elland Road over Reading.
The Verdict: One for the future
While the teenager clearly wouldn’t represent an immediate first-team option, he looks a hugely exciting prospect for the future.
Ombang could even be viewed as a long-term replacement for Illan Meslier between the sticks, with Leeds likely to find it hard to keep hold of the Frenchman long-term if his incredible rise continues.
It is refreshing to see Bielsa seemingly planning for the future, rather than only looking at the short-term picture, and perhaps tells us a little about how long the Argentine plans to stick around.
In other news, Leeds are believed to be interested in signing a central midfielder this summer. Find out who it is here.
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