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Italian club’s president confirms deal in place with Leeds United

Leeds United have already agreed terms with Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu and the striker will move to England baring a miracle, according to the club’s president.

As reported by Resto del Carlino (via Inside Futbol), Mbakogu has signed a pre-contract deal with the Elland Road club and is set to complete a move to Yorkshire in the coming weeks.

Speaking to the Italian media publication Claudio Caliumi, who is the president of the Italian club, said: “There is a pre-contract agreement in place with Leeds United. Except for a cataclysmic event, Jerry will go to England.”

This is good news for Leeds United, who have been interested in the striker for a number of months now, and it seems they are finally closing in on their man.

It is reported that Mbakogu will cost Leeds United somewhere in the region of £3 million.

The Nigerian striker scored eight goals last season in the second tier of Italian football, helping Carpi to an 11th place finish in Serie B.

He has been at the club permanently since 2014. His move to Carpi came off the back of a successful loan spell at the club.

He joined the club from Calcio Padova, who currently play in the third tier of Italian football. Mbakogu has been a regular in the Carpi side since his move, except from one loan spell away from the club in 2016, when the 25-year-old moved to Russian second tier side FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.

He has scored a total of 28 goals in 92 games during his time at Carpi.

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