Whoever gets linked with Leeds in January, it feels hard to believe they’ll actually walk through the door of Elland Road.
Victor Orta prefers to do his business in the summer and not even a campaign in the Premier League will tempt them to do business.
The Whites have been touted with making a switch for a number of players already this month.
Though, one area they haven’t exactly looked to improve is out on the flanks. That is until now.
The Daily Mail reported this week that Leeds have discussed the possibility of signing Real Madrid’s versatile Spaniard Lucas Vazquez.
It’s not known whether a move is seriously on the cards but they may have to cough up serious money in terms of salary.
Vazquez currently earns £148k-per-week in Madrid.
This would be a seriously impressive move from Orta if he can pull it off. Vazquez might not be the most eye-catching player at the Bernabeu but he is still a fabulous player, one who could add a great deal to this Leeds side.
Possessing the ability to play as a full-back or further forward on the wing, he is largely similar to a certain Stuart Dallas in terms of their position.
The Northern Irishman has been one of Marcelo Bielsa’s most consistent players over the last 18 months but in Vazquez, they’d land a much more athletic player.
Once described as “fearless” by Spanish outlet Marca, he epitomises that in the final third. The Spaniard leaves a few qualities to be desired defensively, but when he goes forward, he is a radiant ball of energy.
He has completed 23 successful dribbles this season – 1.2 a game – and he’s also managed 1.6 key passes a match. Vazquez’s record in the Champions League has been stellar, providing 2.6 key passes on average.
In comparison to Dallas, they are night and day. Despite providing plenty in an attacking sense, the Leeds man has managed just 0.6 key passes and 0.7 dribbles a game.
You only need to see what Vazquez managed against Celta Vigo last weekend to understand the flair he can bring. The 29-year-old scored and assisted on his way to producing three key passes for Madrid.
The winger is very much underrated, but would surely thrive in Leeds’ possession-based side.