The latter in particular was someone who the American focused on replacing directly, and eventually settled on Luis Sinisterra at the start of July.
However, this came following a saga that dominated the window, with the Whites seemingly desperate to acquire Belgian wonderkid Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge.
However, that move has been far from successful.
Now, Leeds could be handed a second chance to sign De Ketelaere, with Stefano Pioli seemingly unimpressed with his big-money summer signing.
As per TEAMTalk, Victor Orta remains on high alert should the opportunity arise to once again move in for him with the Spanish director asking to be kept in the loop over their intentions for the Belgian.
Although he has not starred this season, his form last campaign should be enough proof that he has the potential to truly excel.
Should he replicate this goalscoring form at Elland Road, he could finally be the true replacement for the Barcelona man who was last season’s top scorer.
It could just be the catalyst for survival for this season, with Marsch looking for another star man he can lean on.