Leeds United are reportedly still interested in signing Huesca left-back Javi Galan this summer, despite already bringing in Junior Firpo.
The Lowdown: Leeds sign Firpo
The Whites signed Firpo from Barcelona earlier this month, bringing in the Brazilian as a direct replacement for Ezgjan Alioski.
The 24-year-old looks set to come in as Leeds’ first-choice left-back, although a fresh report suggests their business may not be done in that area of the pitch, given that Leif Davis also looks set to depart.
The Latest: Galan still linked with move
Sevilla have also reportedly ‘knocked on his door’ regarding a move, with Huesca’s relegation from La Liga last season meaning a summer exit looks likely.
The Verdict: Replacement for Davis?
With Davis reportedly on the verge of joining Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal, another left-back will be needed at Leeds – Firpo only played seven times in La Liga last season and cannot be expected to play every single game.
Galan could provide great depth alongside the former Barcelona ace, with the 26-year-old’s average of 3.3 dribbles per game in La Liga last season only bettered by Lionel Messi (4.5).
He would provide great attacking thrust down the left flank, but an average of 2.4 tackles per match also shows he is adept defensively, perhaps making him the perfect competition for Firpo.
In other news, one Leeds player is set to leave the club this summer – find out who it is here.
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