Leeds United have been boosted in their efforts to sign Huesca defender Javi Galan this summer, with the Spaniard reportedly ‘ready’ to join the Whites.
The Lowdown: Left-back search continues
With Ezgjan Alioski still looking likely to leave Elland Road, Marcelo Bielsa will be in need of a new left-back ahead of next season.
A number of names have been linked with filling that void and Galan’s name has emerged in recent days, following some good performances for Huesca.
The Latest: Galan keen on Leeds move
It is also claimed that the situation took a ‘radical turn in recent hours’, suggesting a move for Galan could be close.
The Verdict: Exciting potential signing
Although Galan may not exactly be a household name, he looks an exciting left-back, averaging an incredible 3.3 dribbles per game in La Liga last season – that’s far more than any Leeds player in Premier League action and second only to Lionel Messi in Spain.
That highlights what an attack-minded full-back he is, which given Bielsa’s forward-thinking style, could be exactly what Leeds are looking for in an Alioski replacement.
An impressive average of 2.4 tackles per match also shows that Galan can defend, however, suggesting he is a complete package down the left flank.
In other news, one player has been tipped to come in and replace Pablo Hernandez at Leeds next season. Find out who it is here.
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