Leeds have today announced the signing of midfielder Lewis Baker.
Baker joins on a season long loan from Premiership side Chelsea, where he has only made one appearance.
The talented midfielder is a diamond in the making, having impressed during spells in Holland with Vitesse, picking up the League cup in 2017.
Known for the goals he brings from midfield, Baker has represented England at several youth levels scoring an impressive 9 goals in 14 games for the under 17 side and 8 goals in 17 appearances for England’s Under 21 side.
The 23 year old picked up the Golden Boot during the 2016 Toulon Tournament, scoring in the 2-1 win over France in the final.
Although Baker has initially joined the club on loan, Leeds are said to have opened negotiations with Chelsea for a permanent transfer, an option that may remain on the table. However, there is no discernible agreed fee in the loan contract.
Skilful, quick on the ball and able to add goals to a Leeds squad in dire need of finishers, Baker could soon be a fan favourite with his ability and willingness to take the game into his own hands.
For a long time the club have suffered with poor loan deals for average players, this is not the case when it comes to Baker in what could well become one of the signings of the season.
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By Ryan Ingham