Leeds look set to announce the signing of striker Pawel Cibicki, irregardless of any news outfits scuppering the deal.
It was confirmed on Friday that the Whites had agreed a deal to sign the talented Swede forward and that confirmation would be made on Monday. However, Leeds have remained coy on any deal along with most media outfits now saying a deal is off.
The reason for the radio silence can be explained quite easily, Leeds have targeted a player that has been courted by many top clubs.
Cibicki has been linked with clubs including Manchester United and Ajax over the summer and therefore Leeds would not want to enter a transfer tug of war with an immediate disadvantage over other clubs.
The 23-year old looks set to cost Leeds £1.5million, a fairly reasonable price for a player of his stature.
Known as a lone striker or an adapt left winger, Cibicki looks like he fits the archetype of a player who can find space in between the defence. Something Kemar Roofe has been doing affectively for the club.
The benefit of signing the Swede would be to allow for Cibicki and Roofe to switch places during a difficult game. Both players are adapt at playing upfront or on the wings and this could allow Leeds some addition versatility during a game.
With news going quiet since Sunday on the deal, is it a case that Leeds have lost interest or are they keeping their cards close to their chest in order to trump any other interested parties? I think it's the later.
Cibicki has now apparently left Malmo training facility to discuss a move to a new club, his being more than likely Leeds United.
With clubs like Napoli and Real Betis challenging Leeds for the player, it could be some coupe if they can secure a deal for the forward.
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By Ryan Ingham