STARLET Darryl Ombang’s move to Leeds could turn into another Oli McBurnie windfall for City.

The England under-16s goalkeeper’s arrival was announced by the Premier League side last night. He has joined on a two-year scholarship and will link up with their under-18s squad.

While no details about the deal have been revealed, it is understood that the Bantams received a significant sum for the teenager.

There are also thought to be additional fees such as bonus payments and a sell-on clause.

The Ombang transfer is likely to have been structured in a similar way to McBurnie’s move to Swansea in 2015 – a deal that would eventually net City over £2 million.

The recently-published accounts showed how the McBurnie money proved crucial for the club in softening the huge financial impact of the pandemic.

Chief executive Ryan Sparks tweeted at the time that it was a “reminder of how successful our model (of consistently generating transfer income) is and will continue to be.”