Leeds United are reportedly tracking Real Zaragoza striker Ivan Azon ahead of a possible summer move.
The Lowdown: Azon profiled
Azon is just 19 years of age and is an out and out centre-forward who has been a professional with Zaragoza since 2020. [Transfermarkt]
The teenager has been a regular in La Liga 2 this season, and has seemingly caught the eye of Victor Orta, who has an ‘extensive structure of Spanish scouts’ at Elland Road.
The Latest: Leeds interest
They claim that the Whites began scouting Azon over two years ago and are ‘monitoring’ his development, with his name underlined ‘in red’ ahead of a potential move.
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The Verdict: Attacking reinforcements needed
Azon has been described as a powerful striker who is good in the air and ‘ideal’ for English football. Leeds are in real danger of dropping back down to the Championship, which is known as a more physical league over the Premier League, so he could be a shrewd signing as the Whites continue to look to bring a number of young stars to Yorkshire.
Of course, there is still a chance of Premier League survival this season, but whatever division Leeds find themselves in next year, attacking reinforcements appear to be needed.
Leeds have three centre-forwards – Patrick Bamford and 20-year-olds Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood – so throwing Azon into the mix could well be on the cards, especially if the club drop down to the second tier.
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