clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Leeds continue chase for Che Adams - and are set to complete deal for 18-year-old goalkeeper

Adams will dominate the Leeds news for a while, but Elia Caprile is due in Leeds this weekend.

Southampton FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

According to the reliable Phil Hay from The Athletic, Leeds United are continuing to chase a deal for Che Adams on loan from Southampton. If a deal happens it is likely to include a transfer clause at the end of the season, whether that is an option or an obligation to buy is as yet unclear.

Hay’s update says that the striker, signed from Birmingham City for £15m in the summer, is keen on the move but it depends whether manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is willing to let the striker leave. Southampton are linked with moves for other strikers which will probably have an effect on any potential deal for Adams.

A more concrete deal is the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Elia Caprile from Chievo in Italy. Phil Hay and several reports in Italy say that Caprile is heading to Leeds this weekend for a medical and to tie up his transfer to Leeds.

The goalkeeper is considered a good prospect for the future and would be involved at youth level - probably in the u23 side - to begin with. He could also find himself on the bench as backup to France youth international goalkeeper Illan Meslier should Kiko Casilla receive a ban for his alleged racism offence.

Caprile has himself received international recognition, being capped at U18 level by Italy. he is also likely to be a cheap deal as his contract runs out at the end of the season.