Excelsior sign replacement for Botaka, Leeds deal imminent

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Jordan Botaka is closing on a move to Leeds United.

Jordan Botaka's transfer from Excelsior to Leeds United is described as imminent by Dutch outlet Voetball International.

The winger is expected to seal his switch to Elland Road on transfer deadline day, which closes at 6pm on Tuesday.

Voetball International report Excelsior have moved to sign a replacement, buying Stanley Olbers from Dutch second division side Helmond Sport.

Botaka is quoted by Voetball International, stating: "It was a difficult decision, but actually it is not. It's a dream to play in England. The interest was there for some time, I knew about it, but it was never really concrete until last Thursday."

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported at the weekend that Botaka has been offered a two-year deal by Leeds which the club would have an option to extend by a third.

The paper also added that there was a chance Leeds also sign Wolves winger Rajiv La Parra.

Congo international Botaka will not require a work permit, having played for Holland's under-19 side earlier in his career.

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