Leeds United look set to bolster their attacking options with not only the signing of Eddie Nketiah as the transfer window slams shut.
The Whites have been in negotiations to sign Argentine forward Facundo Colidio in a last ditch swoop.
The deal has been in the works for Leeds to sign Colidio from parent club Inter Milan for the last week and Leeds look set to get their man, provided they can agree a fee with the Italian giants.
Valued at £3million, Colidio is said to have agreed personal terms with Leeds as they look to infuse the need for a striker with the additional need to blood youth into the first team, a tactic heavily used by head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
With only four hours remaining of the transfer window, time is running out for Leeds to secure a permanent switch for the talented youngster, but could see a loan with a permanent transfer accepted in the mean time. Taking the club’s current loan count to seven, with international loans not impacting the five loan players per matchday squad.
Colidio spent last season with Inters youth Awais’s scoring 5 goals and creating 4 assists in 20 games.
The striker has unfortunately been unable to force his way into the first team picture unlike compatriot Lautaro Martinez and could see a move to Leeds as a fresh start under a world renowned head coach.
Leeds have also agreed terms with Irish defender Ryan Nolan from Inter, with the deal awaiting a formal confirmation from the club.
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By Ryan Ingham