Second-tier side set to seal agreement for forgotten Leeds United man

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Leeds United goalkeeper Elia Caprile is set to join Bari in Serie B.

That’s according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who say the two clubs have reached an agreement in principle for the sale of the 20-year-old.

Caprile joined Leeds back in the 2020 January transfer window, completing a permanent move from Chievo Verona.

However, the goalkeeper never managed to make a senior appearance for the Whites, instead spending much of his time with the club playing at youth team level.

Last season then saw Caprile loaned out to Italian third-tier side Pro Patria, where he made 38 league appearances for the club.

Now it looks as though the young shot-stopper is set to make the step up to the second-tier in his native Italy for next season, with this latest update claiming that Bari have reached an agreement to sign Caprile.

As things stand, there is just a year remaining on Caprile’s contract, which secured his future at Elland Road until the end of next season.

This does feel like a sensible move for all involved here in fairness.

Having never made an appearance for Leeds, it is hard to imagine Caprile forcing his way into the side, given Illan Meslier has established himself between the posts, and the big step up he would be making.

As a result, this is the sort of move that Caprile likely needs to make, if he is to get the game time he needs to further his career.

With a year left on his contract, this could also be Leeds’ last chance to receive a fee for the goalkeeper that can be reinvested in their squad, meaning this does look to be a good move all round.