Lewis Bate arrives in Leeds TODAY to complete Chelsea move as 18-year-old England youth star transfers nearly £1.5million to Elland Road
- Lewis Bate arrives in Leeds today to complete his move from Chelsea
- Leeds have agreed to pay £1.5million plus add-ons for the midfielder’s services
- Bate, 18, has agreed to personal terms and will undergo medical treatment today
- Leeds have beaten some Premier League rivals with Bate .’s signature
Lewis Bate is coming to Leeds today to complete his transfer from Chelsea.
Teenage midfielder Bate is on the verge of moving to Elland Road after Leeds agreed to meet Chelsea’s asking price.
Leeds will pay £1.5million plus extras for the 18-year-old England youth international.
Lewis Bate arrives in Leeds today to complete his move from Chelsea for £1.5million
Chelsea also has a resale clause in the deal, but not a buy-back clause.
Leeds has agreed personal terms with left footer Bate, who is due to undergo his medical today.
Mailonline revealed on Monday that Bate had attracted the interest of a number of Chelsea Premier League rivals, including Leeds.
Leeds emerged as frontrunners as talks quickly progressed ahead of Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton, who had also discussed a deal with Chelsea.
Bate, who has been playing at Chelsea since the age of eight, had another one-year contract with Chelsea but chose not to sign another one amid concerns over his potential path to first-team football.
Another Chelsea prospect, defender Dynel Simeu, is also on the move after agreeing a move to Southampton.
The 18-year-old has agreed personal terms to transfer to Elland Road and will undergo a medical check
Bate will be Marcelo Bielsa’s second signing of the summer ahead of their second season
The England under-19 defender will move to St Mary’s in a deal including appearance-related add-ons that could be worth up to £1.5million. Chelsea have also negotiated a resale clause in the deal.
Simeu joined Chelsea as an under-13 and went on to captain their youth teams as he progressed through the ranks. His contract expired this summer and he has chosen to move on in search of a clearer path to the first team.
In addition to Bate and Simeu, Academy product defender Marc Guehi has done the same by joining Crystal Palace on a £18million move. Brighton target Tino Livramento, versatile Myles-Peart Harris, who is wanted by Brentford, and striker Ike Ugbo are all set to follow and leave the Blues this summer.