Leeds United could be busy on this domestic deadline day.
We’ve spoken about how Sibley could be another Jack Clarke and how Cantwell’s insane asking price could undo all of the good work Leeds have done so far this season, and all logic points towards United having all the tools they need to go forward this season.
However, that doesn’t mean that Andrea Radrizzani doesn’t still have a big job on his hands.
The Italian has been working on a much bigger deal in recent weeks as he’s looked into the possibility of purchasing La Liga outfit Valencia, and that is a deal that could benefit Leeds much more than buying Cantwell or Sibley.
Radrizzani reportedly wants to build a European empire of clubs that can act as feeders for Leeds, and Valencia seem like the perfect team to get that network started.
Add into this the fact that their academy is one of the best in Spain, producing stars such as David Silva, Isco, Paco Alcacer and Ferran Torres in recent years, and their potential as a feeder club to Leeds is seemingly massive.
At the end of the day, Radrizzani forking out for Sibley or Cantwell won’t add too much to the club, especially when you look at the options United already have in the attacking midfield positions. However, acquiring Valencia could help Leeds for years to come, especially if the Italian’s European empire idea comes to fruition.