Despite claims that Olympiakos are also in talks with Stoke City over the transfer of Giannelli Imbula, it appears Lecce are the ones who will end up landing the midfielder.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the player has reached an agreement with the Serie A side over a potential transfer, while the Championship side and the Italians have also sorted out the details of the deal.
They report that while Stoke wanted the loan to have an obligation to buy, Lecce seemingly didn’t want to take that risk and pushed for it just to be an option, clearly skeptical, at least for now, over his ability to perform throughout the campaign.
As has been widely reported, the deal taking the player to Italy will be a loan with a view to buy at €4m, and it’s said Lecce are already waiting for Imbula to arrive on Thursday in order to undergo medicals and sign his contract.
It was stated by L’Equipe on Wednesday that five clubs were after Imbula, including Europa League hopefuls Torino and the aforementioned Champions League Greek side, but it seems the player has decided to prioritise game time over (potential) sporadic European football.