Leeds dealt blow in race for “exciting” £8.7m-rated expertise, Orta should act now – opinion


Leeds United have been dealt a blow of their bid to convey Jesus Vazquez to Elland Highway within the January switch window.

What’s the speak?

Transfer Focus

That’s in accordance with Spanish publication Plaza Deportiva (by way of Sport Witness), who declare that, after each the Whites and Inter Milan had been linked with a transfer for the Valencia CF left-back, the Serie A facet have now ‘been in touch with the participant’s entourage’ forward of launching a transfer for the 19-year-old this winter.

The report then goes on to state that the Spain U19 worldwide is ‘ready for Valencia to inform him what they plan to do with him to decide’ about his future, with it showing as if the Italian membership are presently main the race for the defender.

Orta should act

Contemplating simply how thrilling a prospect Vazquez seems to be, ought to Victor Orta want to give the Whites the absolute best likelihood of touchdown {the teenager} in January, the Leeds director of soccer merely should launch a transfer for the Spaniard on the earliest alternative.

Certainly, it’s not tough to see why Orta can be eager on a transfer for the left-back, because the £8.7m-rated expertise extremely impressed over his 15 LaLiga fixtures final time period, serving to his facet preserve two clear sheets, in addition to making a mean of 1.6 tackles, 0.6 interceptions, 0.9 clearances and successful 4.6 duels – at a hit fee of 52% – per recreation.

{The teenager} additionally impressed in an attacking capability, taking a mean of 0.3 pictures, making 0.4 key passes and finishing a merely sensational 1.7 dribbles per recreation – with the teenager rating within the prime 1% of full-backs in Europe’s massive 5 leagues for dribbles accomplished over the past 12 months.

As such, with the Spaniard having already added the likes of Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood, Darko Gyabi, Mateo Joseph, Illan Meslier, Crysencio Summerville and Cody Drameh to the Whites’ youth ranks in latest seasons, it’s clear to see that Vazquez may nicely be the 43-year-old’s subsequent “exciting prospect” – within the phrases of Jacek Kulig – at Elland Highway.

Nevertheless, with Inter now showing to be closing in on the 19-year-old forward of the opening of the January switch window, it could seem extremely advisable for Orta to comply with the Italians in concerning their contact for the left-back, or else the Spaniard may simply find yourself rueing his hesitation over the defender.


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