Pundit reacts as Victor Orta spotted in Munich Airport as Leeds United aim to seal major signing
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United...
Paul Robinson has been full of praise for Victor Orta after the Leeds United director of football was spotted in Munich last week.
On 19 January, Leeds fan Reehan Gulamhussein shared an image of himself with the transfer chief at Munich Airport, which isn’t too far away from the Austrian city of Salzburg.
Leeds are in the hunt to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s USA midfielder Brenden Aaronson with The Athletic reporting on 20 January that an opening £15million bid has been rejected by the Austrian club and a new £20million bid is being prepared.
Robinson is pleased to see that Orta is out and about doing his best to get players in at Elland Road, regardless of whether Marcelo Bielsa actually wants them or not.
“I think Victor will outlive the manager, regardless of how long the manager is there, and I think he has the club’s best interest at heart,” said Robinson to MOT Leeds News.
“He’s looking for players, whether Bielsa wants the player or not, Victor is looking to recruit the best that he possibly can for Leeds United.
“That’s what he’s always done.
“I think Victor’s relationship with people, agents and players around Europe are one of the best and his recruitment at Leeds has been fantastic.
“Regardless of whether the club takes his advice and signs a player he recommends, he will do what he believes is the best for Leeds and I believe he’s doing that now.”
On Monday [24 January], Aaronson was asked about the speculation linking with a move to Leeds by the US media.
The 21-year-old refused to be drawn into commenting on a possible move to Leeds [Phil Hay].
In other Leeds United news, this international player has caught a flight amid bids from the Whites to sign him.