Pundit Frank McAvennie has claimed that Marcelo Bielsa reaching out to Leeds United target Javi Galan could be crucial in securing his signature [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Leeds United start 2021/22 recruitment drive in earnest
Moving into 2021/22, many Leeds United fans will be excited to see how the Argentinian goes about constructing a squad capable of improving on a phenomenal first season back in the top flight.
However, one of the most documented pursuits of the Elland Road side’s summer has been that of 26-year-old Huesca left-back Galan [Sportsmole].
Would Galan be a good signing for Leeds United?
The Latest: McAvennie ecstatic over Bielsa-Galan contact, could it seal the deal?
Bielsa has reportedly contacted the Spaniard in order to convince him to move to Yorkshire and explain to him where he would fit into their starting eleven.
“If the manager phones you and has a chat with you, it’s brilliant for the players and it’s great for everyone.
“I can see the importance of it. Anyone who is good one-on-one, who can talk to players, the players love that. So I think it’s a good personal touch.
“Bielsa is one of these guys who you would run through a brick wall for, isn’t he? He speaks Spanish anyway, which is a bonus.
“There were two managers who did it with me and I was delighted. It can make or break a deal.” [Football Insider].
The Verdict: Galan could be a very accomplished addition for Leeds United
It is hard to disagree with ex-Celtic striker McAvennie in regard to Bielsa’s latest actions.
Trying to recruit players in the modern game where money is usually king, considerable time and persuasion can be required.
In 2020/21, Galan made 37 appearances, nothing three goal contributions; one goal and two assists [Transfermarkt].
Reportedly available for a release clause of £3.5 million (dropped from £7m according to reports), he could be an absolute steal for Leeds United heading into 2021/22. They should look to get the deal over the line as soon as possible.
In other news, a journalist has quoted how much Leeds United will need to pay to acquire a Scottish wonderkid.
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