By Derek Smithson
Leeds have completed the signing of striker Pawel Cibicki from Swedish top-flight club Malmo, it was confirmed on Thursday morning.
The Whites have kicked off deadline day with the early capture of the 23-year-old and he has agreed a four-year deal at Elland Road, it was confirmed on their official website.
He has been purchased to help bolster Thomas Christiansen’s options in attack and he will hope to make a big impact in English football.
Leeds’ new number 22 will provide competition in attack and look to land the central role ahead of the likes of Kemar Roofe and Caleb Ekuban.
The Yorkshire giants have had to bring in a new striker following the £15million sale of Chris Wood to Burnley as they look to find someone to replace the 30 goals he scored last season.
Cibicki has moved the Championship club after a modest time with Malmo, scoring 12 goals and supplying eight assists in 80 appearances.
However, he does bring a certain level of pedigree after playing in both the Champions League and Europa League.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds have finally managed to get the deal over the line for Cibicki and they will hope that he turns out to be much better than their last export from the Swedish league, Marcus Antonsson. Christiansen has needed to add another striker and will be delighted to bring in the 23-year-old to strengthen his options. He could turn out to be a very smart signing if he hits the ground running and most forwards would thrive off service from the likes of Samu Saiz, Pablo Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski. Cibicki is an exciting prospect for Leeds, but most fans would have preferred the club to go for someone who is proven at Championship level.
In other Leeds transfer news, they are eying a late move for a Wolves attacker.