By Will Butcher
Leeds fans are completely in the dark on Twitter after Garry Monk reportedly signed Serie A wonderkid Dario Meadows.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his website that the 18-year-old has penned a loan-to-buy deal that gives him the option of making it a permanent deal.
The teenager was born in England, but moved to Italy from Pembury in Kent when he was a young boy and has represented Italy at Under-16 level before switching nationalities to the country of his birth.
Meadows, who is yet to make an appearance for the Roma first team, is predominantly a midfielder but can also play on either side of the defence.
Leeds fans are unsure over the new signing, with few being able to offer any insight into the versatile youngster’s ability.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
So who is this Dario Meadows lady from Rome then #lufc ✍😜
— chris brady (@carpitone) August 25, 2016
@Waccoe1919 Dario meadows u17 Roma midfielder. Highly rated apparently. On loan with a view to a permanent. English.
— Sam Patton (@sampatton89) August 25, 2016
@PhilHayYEP Dario Del Fabro 2.0
— George Smith (@Georg3smith) August 25, 2016
@PhilHayYEP Get ready for people to claim this is a good/bad signing, having heard of him for the first time 2 minutes ago.
— Me (@gocarefulmylove) August 25, 2016
Looks like young Meadows is on board, season loan with a view to a permanent move. 17, mixed reports about position, signed from Roma. #lufc
— CellinoIn (@CellinoIn) August 25, 2016
Dario Meadows … Sounds like he should be riding a scooter and working for Pizza Hut not playing football in Rome! https://t.co/AF5Y0rfpgo
— Scarlett Louise Gray (@ScarlettLouiseG) August 25, 2016
@PhilHayYEP I think monk tried to get him to Swansea while there…if it's the same kid
— ST (@Yorkshire77) August 25, 2016
This Leeds fan has seen a silver lining in the deal for the Giallorossi’s youth star, who can finally tick one of the bucket list by getting his own name on the back of a Leeds shirt.
— Mark Meadows (@Weatherman1965) August 25, 2016
The youngster is set to become Leeds’ 11 major signing of what has been a summer of considerable upheaval.
Monk has made 10 new players so far, bringing in Luke Ayling, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez in addition to latest signings Liam Bridcutt and Pontus Jansson last week.
In other Leeds transfer news, this Dutch defender could be about to move to Elland Road after scouts saw him score on Friday.