LEEDS United have made an early signing on transfer deadline day by recruiting Pawel Cibicki from Malmo on a four-year-deal.
Speculation was rife that the versatile winger or striker had signed for the Whites on Wednesday evening but Leeds were awaiting the results of the 23-year-old’s medical.
Those results have now been received and Cibicki becomes the club’s latest signing of a busy summer.
Cibicki missed training with Malmo on Wednesday amid speculation the attacking player could join the Whites. Reports in Sweden suggested that the Swede would join Leeds in a deal worth £1.45m.
Cibicki - who has been capped ten times by Sweden’s under-21s - was linked with a move to both Manchester United and Ajax earlier year after representing his country in the Euro Under-21s in Poland.
Napoli, Celta Vigo and Real Betis were also all thought to be keen.
United are also hoping to seal a deal to bring Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga to Elland Road as the Whites look to increase their attacking options following the sale of last season’s Championship top goalscorer Chris Wood to Burnley for £15m.
Hamburg initially announced that a loan deal to Leeds was complete on Tuesday evening via their Twitter feed but the Bundesliga outfit removed the announcement overnight.
Negotiations between Leeds and Hamburg continue with United keen for Hamburg to contribute towards a large proportion of the forward’s reported £50,000-a-week wages.
Hamburg still expect Lasogga to join Leeds before the closure of the summer transfer window at 11pm on Thursday night.
The striker flew into England with his family earlier this week with a view to meeting Orta and then returned back to Hamburg on Tuesday evening.
A Hamburg spokesman told Sky Deutschland: “We were a bit premature (in making the announcement). But we assume the transfer will be completed by the end of the transfer period on Thursday