Deal all but done: Agreement reached for 23-year-old to sign for Leeds - report
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United are on the verge of signing Malmo striker Pawel Cibicki, according to a report.
Swedish news outlet Fotbollskanalen claim Cibicki, 23, has agreed the terms of a four-year contract with the Yorkshire giants.
It is said that the former Sweden Under-21 international is set to transfer to United for a fee in the region of £1.6million ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
The latest report comes after claims that Leeds had tabled a bid for the front man, with his agent Nochi Hamasor confirming that talks are underway for his client to leave Malmo this week.
“It is true that there is an offer for Pawel and negotiations are in progress. More than that, I do not want to comment,” said Hamasor, as quoted by Sportbladet.
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Football Insider Verdict
Leeds fans are underwhelmed at the prospect of signing yet another forward unproven in the Championship. The two striker arrivals this summer, Caleb Ekuban and Jay-Roy Grot, are both raw and promising but have no track records to fall back on. Leeds need a proven goalscorer to replace the goals of Chris Wood, who topped the Championship charts last season. With £15million to play with from the Wood sale, supporters can be forgiven for thinking Cibicki is just another bargain buy from Andrea Radrizzani and company.
In other Leeds United transfer news, an £8million bid has been rejected for a Championship goal machine wanted by the club.