Leeds should avoid Huesca’s Alex Gallar

Leeds United sent scouts to watch Alex Gallar in Huesca’s 3-2 defeat at Real Valladolid last weekend, according to Scouts in Attendance.

What’s the word?

Diario de León reported Leeds interest in Gallar back in February, and now Scouts in Attendance claims Leeds were in attendance to see Gallar in action last weekend.

Leeds have been sorely lacking quality in the second half of the season, and the lack of creative threat is perhaps their biggest problem. Gallar was signed to replace Samuel Sáiz when he moved from Huesca to Leeds last summer.

The report claims Huesca want to keep hold of their star winger, especially if they get promoted, but they could find it difficult to resist a bid from Leeds.

Would he be a good fit?

There is no doubt about Gallar’s quality, the 25 year-old winger has five goals and five assists this season and has been an integral part of Huesca’s incredible year, which sees them three points clear at the top of Spain’s Segunda Division with 12 matches to play.

Gallar, valued at just £705,000 by Transfermarkt, has certainly got goals in him, finding the net consistently in recent years. The winger scored 12 league goals in the 2013-14 season, and has scored eight, six and 17 in the seasons since then, and has now become a major creative influence for his side as well.

One cause for concern for Leeds fans should be where he has scored those goals though, as he has changed team every season since 2009. While there are no reports of bad behaviour or negative reasons for his moves, playing for nine teams in nine years isn’t exactly a great sign.

Fans should also be concerned about buying players from a relatively weak second tier in Spain. While the technical skills on show might better than those in the Championship, there are certainly no guarantees the player adjusts to life in England. Sáiz has been one of the better performers at Elland Road this season, but can lightning strike twice?

Leeds fans, would you like to see a bargain deal done for Gallar? Let us know in the comments below…