Many Leeds United fans have been hailing Victor Orta for his efforts in signing Junior Firpo from Barcelona.
The Athletic have recently reported about Leeds’ signing of Firpo, laying down some details about how the club managed to sign the player from Barcelona.
The report states that while Firpo was interested in a move to Milan and the tradition of the club, he was hesitant about playing as a second-fiddle to Theo Hernandez. Around a fortnight ago, Leeds accelerated their chase and Orta then organised a lunch with Firpo and his agent in Barcelona.
Could Leeds have signed Firpo without Orta?
He talked about Leeds’ ambitions of returning to European football, presenting things about how Firpo can help the Whites and how Marcelo Bielsa can help in improving the player. Firpo ended up being appreciative of the fact that Orta flew to Barcelona to hold the talks, despite spending some days in quarantine.
E-Leeds United recently tweeted an image which was a screenshot of this part of the article. Many Whites fans made their views clear about this.
What did Leeds fans make of this act from Orta?
“While a lot will be made of the players that have been signed in the past few seasons, surely Orta has to be the best. (Just behind Marcello).”
“This my friends is the Leeds United machine at work….Thank-you Andrea Radrizzani for what you’ve put together at our beautiful football club. MOT.”
“Absolutely brilliant but in a way doesnt surprise me, what a man.”
“One of the best signings – Victor Orta!“
The article claims that while other other clubs wanted to hold talks with Firpo over Zoom and video conferencing, Orta’s approach stood out.
This clearly shows that Orta put in a lot of effort in this signing and the club’s fans have every reason to laud his commitment.