"I'm going to Leeds" - Winger Jordan Botaka admits dream transfer is imminent

Elland Road pitchside

Jordan Botaka has admitted that a move to Leeds is imminent.

Excelsior Rotterdam winger Jordan Botaka has told Dutch football magazine Voetbal International that he is set to sign for Leeds United.

Reports broke on Saturday evening that Botaka was nearing a move to Elland Road, as FOX Sports claimed that he would be penning a four-year deal with Uwe Rosler's men.

Now, the deal seems to be a formality, with DR Congo international Botaka telling Voetbal International that he is set to make his dream move to England after a frantic deal was pushed through between Leeds and Excelsior.

"I'm going to Leeds, and will arrange the final details," said Botaka. "It was a difficult decision, but actually it is not. I'm at Excelsior enjoying myself and I am grateful to the club that I got my chance here. But it's a dream to play in England."

"[The deal] has gone quite fast in the last day. The interest was there for some time, I knew about it, but it was never really concrete. Until last Thursday. It was suddenly a madhouse, many phone calls and mailing with my agent and consulting with my family," he added.

The 22-year-old, who has three caps for DR Congo, established himself as a major threat in the Eredivisie last season, contributing one goal and six assists under Marinus Dijkhuizen, who is now the manager of Leeds' Championship rivals Brentford.

With great pace and dribbling ability, Botaka will bring something different to the Leeds attack, with Rosler keen to bring in a speedy winger having already landed Stuart Dallas earlier this summer.

After promising displays in the Netherlands last season, this could be a really exciting move for Leeds fans, who will now get to see the blistering pace and exceptional trickery of Botaka, as displayed below.

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