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Leeds complete signing of goalkeeper Elia Caprile

The 18-year-old had been expected to join for some time

Italy U18 v Selezione A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Leeds United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Elia Caprile from Chievo Verona on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The 18-year-old has been capped for the Italy u18 national side and will join up with Leeds U23 squad.

Caprile is unlikely to have first team involvement this season, but he could well end up on the bench if first choice goalkeeper Kiko Casilla receives a ban for the racism allegation against his name from the Charlton match earlier this season.

Obviously, this is the least important of the signings Leeds need to make this January, with the need for a Striker looming large over anything else - then probably a winger/number 10 - and maybe another central midfielder. Caprile’s signing is something of a cheap punt but could work out well, we probably won’t know for 18 months.

In a vacuum, what do you think of the signing of Caprile? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ThruItAllLUFC.