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Leeds set to win race for Espanyol striker Mateo Joseph Fernandez

Leeds United are set to land Espanyol striker Mateo Joseph Fernandez.

The Daily Mail says the 18-year-old is expected to officially join on January 1 after the Premier League side agreed a compromise package with his club.

Fernandez had a release clause of £1.3million but was out of contract in the summer and Leeds are understood to have initially offered around £420,000 before increasing their bid and reaching agreement.

Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have all expressed an interest in the youngster who scored 44 goals in 56 games across three seasons as he rose from the U16s to the U19s and figured for Espanyol's B team.

Though born in Spain, Fernandez also qualifies for England through his parents.



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