Leeds United on brink of signing Barcelona youngster Ilias Akhomach?

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Leeds on brink of signing Barcelona youngster?

Leeds United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Barcelona winger Ilias Akhomach.

Throughout his time within the academy ranks on the Catalan giants, Akhomach has been tipped to finally grow to be a longtime member of the first-team squad.

That remained the case throughout 2021-22 as {the teenager} was supplied with three begins quickly after the arrival of Xavi when he was nonetheless 17 years of age.

Nonetheless, since that includes for 170 minutes throughout that three-game interval between November and January, Akhomach has not made any additional outings.

Moreover, the prospect has not been chosen in a single squad for a La Liga fixture for 14 months, and that has seemingly confirmed to be pivotal close to the following section of his profession.

Barcelona manager Xavi pictured in September 2022.

Based on reviews in Spain, Akhomach has opted in opposition to renewing his contract previous the top of the present marketing campaign.

The first cause for Akhomach not being handed extra alternatives in Xavi’s first-team squad is allegedly as a result of a reluctance to pen recent phrases at Camp Nou.

As a substitute, it’s claimed that Leeds have moved swiftly to enter negotiations with Akhomach and his representatives to tie up a deal as quickly as doable.

The report suggests {that a} switch should be finalised by the top of March and it’s at present on course to fulfil that standards.

Leeds United manager Javi Gracia on February 25, 2023.

That’s regardless of it’s being stated that AC Milan, Sevilla and Membership Brugges have additionally been open to signing the Spain Below-19 worldwide.

Leeds, who’re at present battling to stay within the Premier League, have a powerful observe document in relation to growing youthful expertise and selling them to the primary workforce.

In latest seasons, the likes of Crysencio Summerville and Wilfried Gnonto have arrived as youngsters to grow to be necessary gamers at Elland Highway.

Whereas Akhomach is allegedly keen to hitch a top-flight membership, it’s instructed that relegation to the Championship wouldn’t essentially hinder a deal.