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Ander Itrurraspe would be a quality addition for Leeds this summer

Ander Itrurraspe would be a quality addition for Leeds this summer

Will it be automatic promotion or a spot in the play-offs? Leeds fans just cannot hack the pressure right now and just want the season to end with them back in the Premier League. Indeed, it seems the players can’t either, if yesterday was anything to go by. 

The passionate bunch of supporters have waited far too long for a top-flight return but thanks to the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa, they appear on the cusp of doing just that. But that’s the thing, it’s only the cusp. Getting over that final hurdle will be a major obstacle.

Indeed, there are sure to be some more twists and turns in the race for promotion but having fought so hard, Leeds can safely say they’re deserving of an achievement like this.

With possible promotion into the Premier League, Leeds will have to upgrade their squad in a number of areas to ensure they’re equipped for the far greater challenge that lays in wait.

A midfielder they reportedly (as per AS) had previous interest in was Spanish midfielder Ander Iturraspe and rekindling that interest would be a smart move by Leeds.

Iturraspe, (who is valued at £2.7 million on Transfermarkt) has been previously linked with Leeds and with him being out of contract in the summer, it surely makes sense for all involved. Having been at Athletic Bilbao since he was 10-years-old, a move away will be extremely hard but he would be welcomed with open arms at a club like Leeds.

A statement signing, the vastly experienced defensive midfielder could patrol the engine room for the Whites, allowing Kalvin Phillips to flourish alongside him, and bringing top-level nous to a team otherwise lacking in it.

It comes after he has made just 3 appearances in La Liga this season and despite his long-term commitment to the Spanish club, he will be moving on this summer.

At the age of 30, Iturraspe has all the experience Leeds could wish for to bolster their midfield with and on a free transfer as well, the deal makes complete sense for all involved.

Leeds fans, do you agree? If not, why not? Join the discussion and let us know down below!

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