Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show about where Leeds might look to buy players.
He said: (20:40) “Obviously the new Brexit points [influenced] a lot [of] the markets because now [for] the real targets you need to go to the top five, top eight leagues because [to] find a player in another tournament [he] needs to be [an] international or play European competition.
“That is not really easy with the new GVI points. For me, the information I receive from Spain is [the market will be] clear, easy, [and] normal.
(21:36) “Obviously, all the people we are thinking about the fans because nobody [is sure] next year [on] the number of fans per league, and this is an important part of the budget situation.”
Do you think that Leeds should look at the Spanish market again?
Yes, that would be a great idea
No, we should look at other leagues
TIF Thoughts on Orta’s words…
The Whites made good use of the Spanish market in the last summer transfer window as they signed both Rodrigo and Diego Llorente.
Rodrigo had a slow start to life at Elland Road but ended the season with four goals in four games and Llorente after an injury-hit campaign played in 13 of the last 14 league games, so it was a market that showed some promise and Orta seems to suggest that it could be a good league to shop in again.
We will have to see what Leeds decide to do in the transfer market, but it is clear that Orta is switched on and ready to act.