Sky: Leeds agree seven-figure deal with PL side for striker, deal done tomorrow
West Brom have agreed to sell striker Tyler Roberts to Leeds for £2.5million, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim in their transfer blog (20.30) that sources have confirmed the deal has been given the green light, with a medical now scheduled for tomorrow.
It’s a whirlwind move for Roberts, 19, who is out of contract in the summer.
Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post broke the news ahead of Leeds’ game with Hull on his Twitter page, saying the two clubs were in “advanced talks”.
TRANSFER NEWS – the YEP understands that Leeds United are in advanced talks over the permanent signing of West Brom striker Tyler Roberts. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 30, 2018
They look to have been concluded quickly with a deal working out well for both sides.
Football Insider verdict:
When a deal is right for both sides it usually ends up happening pretty quickly. West Brom get £2.5m for a player who would be out of contract in the summer and Leeds get a player with bags of potential. The only question mark over the deal is whether he can turn it on right now in the Championship. That’s what Leeds need, not a player who is marked out as one for the future. However, Roberts is highly rated by West Brom fans and if he can find his feet quickly at Elland Road it could prove to be a very astute bit of business.
In other Leeds United transfer news, it has been reported that the Whites are on the verge of securing this Arsenal keeper.