Leeds pursuit of Gonzalez dead in the water

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Leeds United’s pursuit of Huesca midfielder Alexander Gonzalez is dead in the water, according to Aragon TV.

The Spanish television station reported in a broadcast on Monday afternoon that Gonzalez’s teammate Samuel Saiz is heading to Elland Road to undergo a medical and put the finishing touches to a transfer worth £2.7million.

But Aragon TV’s 2.40pm update on Monday (1.40pm UK) stated that Saiz will not be joined at United by his Huesca colleague Gonzalez (via Sport Witness).

It was reported last week by the regional station that Venezuela international Gonzalez, 24, was also in line to move to the Championship club in what would be a remarkable double deal.

But the latest report is that the possibility of Gonzalez, who has a pedigree borne from 45 international caps and being a regular at Huesca and former clubs Young Boys and FC Thun in Switzerland, joining Leeds is now over.

The Venezuelan is predominantly a right-sided midfielder who can also fill in at right-back, and was a mainstay of the Huesca side that reached the second-tier play-offs last season, scoring four goals in 35 league matches.

Playmaker Saiz was the spearhead of Huesca’s promotion challenge, scoring 12 goals and supplying eight assists from 40 league matches.

He is set to become the seventh summer signing at Leeds and the fifth new arrival since Thomas Christiansen took charge as manager.

Felix Wiedwald, Mateusz Klich, Madger Gomes and Vurnon Anita have also signed, while 2016-17 loanees Pontus Jansson and Hadi Sacko have signed permanent deals.

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