Leeds United could be about to name Danish international midfielder Casper Sloth as the latest player to join the club, according to reports.
Reported by Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay on Twitter, the Whites have reportedly agreed a three-year deal with the highly-rated youngster.
BREAKING: Understand that Leeds have agreed the terms of a three-year deal with Casper Sloth. Transfer is very much on. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) agosto 22, 2014
The 22-year-old started his youth career at Brabrand IF before moving on to one of Denmark’s more renowned clubs, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, commonly known as AGF in 2004.
Aged 17, he made his professional debut for the club in the Danish Superliga and by 2008 he was already being labelled as one of the country’s most talented youngsters.
Since making his debut, he has gone to represent the club 134 times in all competitions and his fine league form has helped him gain full international recognition, winning eight caps.
Described as a creative midfielder with excellent vision and passing ability, his potential transfer to Elland Road will give the club a huge boost following their lacklustre start to the season.
In the first three games of the season, Leeds have only managed to score one goal and creativity in the final third has been a cause for concern, though the addition of Sloth could certainly rectify that.
Since completing the takeover of the Championship outfit, owner Massimo Cellino has had a busy summer as 12 new faces have arrived at the club – nine permanently – and as many as 17 have left including the £11,000,000 sale of Ross McCormack.
The goal this summer of giving the club a thorough and much needed overhaul has been successful, though the jury is still out on whether the Yorkshire club’s controversial new direction is to pay dividends.