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Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta both spotted at Thorp Arch

Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta both spotted at Thorp Arch

Leeds United’s Under-23’s were in action on Monday afternoon against Barnsley at Thorp Arch, however, it appears two senior men were spotted in attendance.

According to Joe Urquhart, both Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta were seen in the distance appearing to be deep in discussions.

The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist decided to raise the point on his personal Twitter page, although there was no suggestion about what the pair could have been discussing.

In reality, it could have been a number of different things, with the pending departure of Samu Saiz on the horizon, whilst the likes of Izzy Brown, Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison all being involved in the game.

The Verdict:

Bielsa and Orta have always been keen to talk to each other when it comes down to Leeds and the way things are going for the club, so it would not be a surprise if their talks were much about nothing.

With the Saiz departure about to happen, it would be deemed fairly likely that was much of the subject matter between the pair, although they could have been discussing possible targets to try and replace the Spaniard with.

Or, quite simply, they may have been taking a keen interest in how well the Under-23 side did in their final game of 2018 and keeping tabs on some of their senior men in the team as the Championship fixtures start to pile up.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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