Leeds United fans are uncertain about whether or not Elche left-back Juan Cruz would make a good signing after he was linked with a move to Elland Road.

Spanish news outlet AS has recently reported that Leeds are following the 27-year-old closely after a decent season in Spain’s second-tier for Elche.

Mallorca, Osasuna and Real Valladolid are also reportedly eyeing up the Madrid-born left-back, who has never played in top-flight football.

Some Leeds supporters are not convinced that Cruz would be a good signing for them but he reportedly has a £3.5million release clause which would make him quite a cheap addition to the squad if the Whites win promotion and Marcelo Bielsa eyes a new left-back.

However, that release clause will double if Elche win promotion and, as it stands, they are sixth in La Liga 2, putting them in a playoff spot.

If Cruz costs £7million then we agree with those fans who are not that happy to see Cruz linked with a move to West Yorkshire.

But £3.5million could bag the Whites an experienced back-up option that Victor Orta is bound to know a lot about due to his connections with the Spanish game.

It is hard to say how Cruz would do in English football but there are fans who are willing to put their faith in Bielsa to turn the Spaniard into a top-class left-back.

However, we find it a bit of a stretch to say Bielsa could turn Cruz into the next Roberto Carlos.

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