Leeds fans have long suspected they need a few extra additions in January to help their promotion push, and it looks like they might get a real coup in the shape of Ibai Gomez.
According to GOAL.com, Marcelo Bielsa is keen on a move for Gomez, whom he worked with during his time in charge of Athletic Bilbao.
The report claims the Whites actually tired to sign Gomez this summer, and are now confident that they can agree a deal in January.
The Alaves winger has scored three times in nine La Liga games this season, and could be the perfect player to complement Pablo Hernandez on the opposite flank.
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Hernandez showed exactly why Leeds were missing him so badly on Wednesday night, completely running the show against Ipswich. Much like Hernandez, Gomez is a winger who loves creating goals just as much as he loves scoring them, and the pair could form a devastating duo in support of Kemar Roofe.
Gomez was a crucial part of Bielsa’s Bilbao team in 2012, scoring two European goals on the way to the Europa League final, where they lost to Atletico Madrid.
He can play anywhere across the attack but is most comfortable on the right flank, where his crossing, vision and technique allow him to create tons of chances for his forwards.
The Spaniard is basically like Samuel Saiz with proven better end product, and Roofe and Hernandez will absolutely love playing with the 28-year-old. This is a deal that Bielsa and Andrea Radrizzani should absolutely push over the line in January.
So, Leeds fans, would you back a move for Gomez? What other positions do you need to strengthen? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…