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Leeds complete Kebe signing

By Football News



Leeds United have signed Crystal Palace winger Jimmy Kebe on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy in the close-season.

Palace manager Tony Pulis confirmed the 29-year-old was heading to Elland Road for talks on Thursday, with the Championship outfit confirming the deal on Friday.

The move north represents a reunion with Leeds manager Brian McDermott, who worked with Kebe during his tenure as Reading boss.

And the 52-year-old was delighted to secure his signature.

Speaking to the club's official website, McDermott said: "He has fantastic pace, he is a real team player, and he made and scored goals for us (Reading) in the Championship and the Premier league.

"I'm delighted he's come on board and I'm really looking forward to working with him again."

Elsewhere, Championship promotion-hopefuls Burnley have secured the permanent signing of striker Ashley Barnes from Brighton and Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old pens a three-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor and manager Sean Dyche believes he will be a perfect addition to a side that sits second in the table.

"Ashley is a robust, hard-working centre-forward with an eye for goal and he is someone we have known about and monitored for a while now," he told the club's official website.

"We did our homework and he is definitely someone who wants to work hard to continue as a player.

"I can assure you Ashley is not here just to supplement the group and support the front two, but to make sure we have a real challenge up front."