Official: Manchester City Youngster Darko Gyabi Signs For Leeds United



Gyabi's transfer to Leeds had been rumoured for a number of weeks, alongside rumours of Phillips' departure. However, despite both players heading in opposite directions it appears City have gained a sizeable fee for the midfielder, rather than letting him leave for free as a sweetener in the Phillips deal.


Young Manchester City midfielder Darko Gyabi has joined Leeds United in a permanent deal. The transfer follows the signing of Kalvin Phillips who headed in the opposite direction. The Athletic have stated that the fee for Gyabi is believed to be around £5million. A substantial fee for an 18-year-old who is yet to play a first team game. The cityzens will be glad to have made a profit on the youngster, given the high price they paid for him four years ago. The sky blues splashed out £300,000 on the then 14 year old in 2018, signing him from Millwall.

The midfielder impressed in City's under-18 side in the 2020/21 season, providing 10 goal contributions in 17 games. This meant Gyabi was promoted to the Premier League 2 squad this season, however he played less minutes due to City having the likes of Romeo Lavia and James McAtee already playing in midfield.