Leeds United: Whites ready to seal Botaka deal

Uwe Rosler.
Uwe Rosler.
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Leeds United are set to put the finishing touches to Jordan Botaka’s transfer from Excelsior this morning after the winger underwent a medical at Thorp Arch.

Botaka is expected to put pen to paper on a contract with Leeds later today, becoming the club’s eighth summer signing ahead of tonight’s 6pm transfer deadline.

The 22-year-old Congo international travelled to England on Sunday after Leeds agreed a fee of around £1m with Dutch club Excelsior.

United have been discussing personal terms with Botaka after offering him a two-year contract with the option of a third year at Elland Road.

Botaka, who has played more than 70 times in Holland’s top flight, confirmed on Sunday that he was making the move, two seasons after joining Excelsior from Belgian side Club Brugge.

In an interview with Dutch media, Botaka said: “I’m very happy but at the same time I regret that I won’t see my buddies, brothers and colleagues. But I know that we will always stay in touch. This is a new adventure for me.”