As reported by Kicker, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri has agreed to join Leeds United.
As previously understood, Leeds were willing to match Leverkusen’s valuation for Amiri and thereby see off competition from Marseille for the 26-year-old’s signature. Despite this, Amiri had looked set to turn down a move to the Championship with his heart set on signing for the French club.
Nevertheless, after Marseille failed to agree on a suitable price with Die Werkself, Amiri has elected to join Leeds for a fee of €5m – €6m with add-ons. In a sudden change of heart, due to Daniel Farke’s admiration for the midfielder, the five-time German international looks set to sign a four-year deal at Elland Road.
Last season, Amiri featured 36 times for Xabi Alonso’s side – predominantly from central midfield – scoring four goals and collecting two assists.
With one year left on his current deal, a €6m fee represents smart business from the Werkself. However, this sale should also allow Leverkusen to finally seal the signing of Nathan Tella from Southampton, who will add increased firepower to their attacking arsenal.
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