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.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Be prime Roberto Carlos if Bielsa gets his hands on him.
— Chris (@ChrisLUFC5) May 14, 2020
Need a left back.
— Sorely (@Samtonked76) May 13, 2020
Could be decent back up for Dallas.
— Paul LUFC 🇬🇧💙💛🇬🇧 (@Paullufc888) May 13, 2020
Whoever they buy, I trust Bielsa to make a good player out of them
— 1919edits (@1919edits2) May 14, 2020
Having been to Elche's home ground, I'd imagine he would love to hear upwards of 35k calling him on.
— Ron (@rontecarlo) May 13, 2020
he’s a left back. had a good season but i’m not so sure as don’t know much about him. cheap though
— ⓓⓔⓐⓝ (@deancore) May 13, 2020
Only thing you could say is it's a hard market coming up and we do need a left back
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) May 13, 2020
That club history does not fill me with confidence.
— The Ham Toucher (@HamToucher) May 13, 2020
On the link to Juan Cruz at Elche CF. Basic stats and from watching a few games (small sample size of games watched) I'm not blown away. Looks steady away, composed on the ball. Doesn't look the quickest and looks no better than our current options at left back. #LUFC
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) May 14, 2020
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