Leeds United set to receive compensation as Elia Caprile closes in on Bari switch

Leeds United would receive a small compensation as goalkeeper Elia Caprile closes in on a permanent move to Bari.

According to Yorkshire Evening Post Bari sporting director Ciro Polito has confirmed the 20-year-old is set to return to Italy.

“Almost final,” he replied when asked about the deal’s status with an official announcement around the corner.

Ideal for all parties

It’s been two years since Caprile signed for Leeds and he doesn’t appear to be any closer to the first team than he was in 2020.

A loan move to Italy’s third tier may have won him fans in all their divisions, but he’s not supposed to have impressed the Leeds hierarchy.

At only 20 years old, Caprile has plenty of time to prove his worth and maybe even rise to the Italian top flight in a few years if he continues to improve.

It will be easier for him in his home country because the language barrier won’t be there and it’s imperative for goalkeepers who constantly need to communicate with the players around them.

For Leeds, they will receive a small compensation for his services and it’s not more than they might expect, with him not making a single first-team appearance.

The deal should be finalized in the next few days and we’ll be surprised if an official announcement isn’t made by the end of the week.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared whether a ‘sensational’ defensive midfielder has agreed to terms on a switch from Elland Road and become the club’s fourth summer signing.

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Edward L. Robinett