Leeds United have completed their first signing of the January transfer window in the form of Italian goalkeeper Elia Caprile on a permanent basis from Italian Serie B side Chievo Verona – and Caprile has posted on Instagram.
An Italy Under-18 international, Caprile is yet to make a senior appearance for Chievo but did appear on the bench in 13 Serie A matches last season. Chievo were relegated in May, and has since featured seven times on the bench this term.
Caprile, 18, is highly-rated in his own country and has caught the attention of Leeds and most likely director of football Victor Orta. Will Huffer and Kamil Miazek’s contracts expire in the summer, and it looks as though Orta has swooped to replace them.
The teenage goalkeeper posted on Instagram moments after Leeds confirmed their first January signing, holding aloft the Leeds United goalkeeper shirt and posing alongside Orta – who has orchestrated the deal.
Caprile is one of three planned signings by Leeds this month, with the club also looking to replace the loss of Jack Clarke and Eddie Nketiah – who returned to parent clubs Tottenham and Arsenal due to a lack of game time.
It is believed Manchester City winger Ian Poveda is closing in on a move to Leeds, with the player available on a free transfer in the summer. Reports claim that Leeds have beaten Serie A side Torino in the race to land the England youth international.