BBC journalist: Leeds agree terms of £7m transfer
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United have agreed a fee of up to £7million for the transfer of Charlie Taylor to Burnley, according to a reliable journalist.
Burnley confirmed on their official website on Tuesday that the two clubs have settled on the compensation sum for the 23-year-old after he completed a move earlier this month, although stressing it would remain “undisclosed”.
BBC Radio Leeds correspondent Adam Pope subsequently claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that the Yorkshire giants will receive between £6-7million for Taylor.
BBC Radio Leeds understands that the deal for Charlie Taylor to Burnley is worth between £6-7m. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) July 25, 2017
The 23-year-old penned a four-year deal with the Clarets at the start of July after he reached the end of his contract at Elland Road.
As Taylor is a product of the Leeds academy and under the age of 24, United were entitled to a compensation figure through tribunal but the two clubs have managed to come to an agreement without recourse to the independent body.
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Taylor had been a mainstay of the Leeds team before his transfer although he left on a sour note after refusing to play for ex-manager Garry Monk in the final match of last season.
Football Insider verdict:
Andrea Radrizzani is proving himself to be a shrewd negotiator. Even in a crazy market in which Nathan Ake is sold for £20million, it still represents good business for Leeds to secure a £7million fee for an out of contract player who could not even get into the team in the final months of last season when Gaetano Berardi got the nod ahead of him. Sure, Taylor is a fine player and could develop into a very good one if he hits the ground running upon making the step up to the Premier League. But the Elland Road faithful will feel their club has got the best of this deal.
In other Leeds news, United have reportedly tabled a bid for a brilliant Championship defender.