Date: 1st August 2020 at 8:25am
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Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones caught the attention of plenty of Leeds United fans on Twitter recently after he posted a tweet claiming that the Whites are ‘looking into a deal for River Plate defender Gonzalo Montiel.’ 

Montiel’s current contract with Argentinian side River Plate is set to expire next summer and he is valued at £7.2m, as per Transfermarkt, however, the Argentina international would cost Marcelo Bielsa’s side ‘around £15m’ according to Jones. 

After the Bleacher Report journalist shared this alleged Whites transfer news on Twitter, some Leeds supporters replied to his tweet to share their thoughts on this claim.

Plenty of Whites fans were sceptical about this alleged news. Some Leeds supporters cited the fact that Montiel has primarily played at right-back thus far during his career as a reason for why their club won’t target him – indicating that they don’t believe that Leeds need to improve in that area of the pitch. 

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Nice easy one to start off with, from which club did Leeds sign Hernandez?

One particular Leeds supporter replied to this tweet to describe this news as ‘nonsense.’ 

Some Leeds fans mentioned The Athletic’s Leeds United correspondent Phil Hay in response to this tweet to ask him if there is any truth to this claim.

Do Leeds need to sign a right-back?

YES

YES

NO

NO

Hay and The Athletic’s football analytics writer Tom Worville recently produced an article in which they discussed the Whites’ recruitment this summer and that article included an image that provided a visualisation of Leeds United’s squad depth heading into the 2020/21 campaign and that image included Luke Ayling as the Whites’ only natural right-back option. 

With that in mind, while some of these Leeds fans don’t seem to believe that the Whites need to sign reinforcements at right-back, perhaps they could do with another natural option in that position.