Report: Leeds must pay €2m to sign Granddi Ngoyi permanently

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United are poised to land Palermo midfielder Granddi Ngoyi on loan, and will have to pay €2m to sign him permanently.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Leeds United are poised to complete the loan addition of Palermo's French midfielder Granddi Ngoyi.

The former Paris Saint-Germain youngster, now 26, was a mainstay in the Palermo side last season as the club returned to Serie A.

Yet now, Ngoyi has played just 71 minutes of Serie A football this season, and is set to move to Elland Road in search of first-team football.

TMW also suggest that, should Ngoyi impress Neil Redfearn and co in West Yorkshire, a permanent deal could be on the cards - but it won't come cheap.

They report that Palermo have inserted a clause in the loan deal where Leeds can buy Ngoyi for €2m (£1.5m) at the end of the season.

That's big money for a holding midfielder, and Ngoyi will really have to impress for Leeds to consider paying that much to make him a permanent fixture at Elland Road.

Ngoyi is set to join former Palermo team mate Sol Bamba at Leeds, with TMW suggesting that a permanent deal for the Ivorian would be far cheaper than that of Ngoyi.

Leeds haven't made the Ngoyi deal official yet, but having been pictured in the Leeds club shop this weekend, it seems like an announcement is coming.

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