The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Graham Smyth has dropped an exciting update on Victor Orta and Leeds United’s current transfer plans.
With the Premier League season now firmly in the rear-view mirror, Marcelo Bielsa’s side can look ahead to the summer transfer window, and it appears Orta has already got things in motion judging by Smyth’s behind the scenes claim.
He said: “Orta and his team monitor many, many players. They enquire about many players – he’s talking to five right now in the hope of bringing three of them to Elland Road this summer.
“Some of the calls they make will be about players who could be alternative, back-up plans if the priority signings fall through and some are not a realistic target for right now, but it’s worth checking in and registering even just a hint of interest, just in case – Raphinha is the living, breathing, goalscoring, nutmegging proof of that.”
The news that Orta is already “talking” to five players right now, so soon after the season ended, makes for exciting reading for Leeds fans who will be keen to see their club do their transfer business as early as possible.
With the upcoming EUROs posing an additional problem in terms of recruitment and then also trying to get them settled into their new clubs, getting deals done early will give Leeds a major head-start as other sides scramble around to try and make it smooth sailing for their managers.
Early signings will give Bielsa and the club’s fans a sense of clarity about where they stand before pre-season kick-starts, and the fact that Orta is in communication with five players suggests there’s going to be significant movement and incomings for Leeds.
It’s exactly why Leeds fans will be excited.