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TRANSFER:Leeds United agree deal to sign Ghana’s Darko Gyabi

The budding talented box-to-box midfielder has been identified by the Elland Road outfit as replacement for Kalvin Philips who is on his way to Manchester City.

English Premier League side Leeds United are set to complete the signing of highly-rated English-born Ghanaian midfielder Darko Gyabi for their next season’s campaign.

According to English tabloid Athletic, Manchester City have reached an agreement with Leeds for the release of the 18-year-old central midfielder for around £5 million fixed fee.

Gyabi played a significant role for the Man City U23 side in the 2021-22 season helping them to clinch the Premier League 2 title for the second time in a row.

The England U18 star made 11 appearances, scored once and provided three assists in the Premier League 2.

Manchester City beat competition from Arsenal and Wolves to land Gyabi from Millwall in November 2018 for around £300,000 when he was only 14 years.

Gyabi was outstanding in the 2020-21 campaign where he played 22 matches in all competitions and scored 8 goals and provided two assists in the process while with the Man City U18 side.

The South East London Football Scholar has played for England at the U15, U16 and U17 levels. He remains eligible to represent Ghana, the country of his parents in future

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