By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

19th Jul, 2021 | 8:10am

Paul Robinson reacts as Leeds United make approach for Lanus ace Tomas Belmonte

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Leeds United would not be taking a risk if they sign Lanus midfielder Tomas Belmonte for £6.4million, according to Paul Robinson.

Earlier this month, ESPN journalist Jorge Baravalle reported on Twitter that Leeds have approached Lanus with an enquiry about the 23-year-old.

It is understood that the Argentinean club wants £6.4million for the Argentina Under-23 international.

Robinson believes that if Leeds sign Belmonte for that kind of money then it would be a risk-free deal by Victor Orta.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the ex-Whites goalkeeper said: “It’s not a risk at that sort of money.

If you look at the Premier League and what is spent, you’re probably signing them for the squad and not the starting line-up.

For that type of money and the money that Leeds have now got from being in the Premier League for two seasons running, sponsorship deals and where they are financially, that type of money for a player is not a big risk.”

Leeds have only made one addition to their first team so far this summer with Junior Firpo arriving from Barcelona to become Marcelo Bielsa’s new left-back.

Jack Harrison has also signed permanently from Manchester City but Leeds fans will want to see more new faces added to Bielsa’s squad.

And one position he does need to add to is in the heart of his midfield and Belmonte can play in central, defensive and attacking roles in the middle.

He’s versatile and available for an affordable fee.

However, the speculation linking Belmonte with a move to Elland Road has so far been quite weak.

We’ll see if this develops in the coming weeks.

In other Leeds United news, this winger has been spotted at another Yorkshire club ahead of a potential exit.