By Pranav Shahaney

24th Nov, 2022 | 6:10pm

Leeds United update emerges over potential transfer for Valencia left-back Jesus Vazquez

Leeds United have reportedly not taken any steps to sign Valencia left-back Jesus Vazquez in the summer despite links to the teenager.

According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato [24 November], Leeds may have been linked with the Spaniard, but they’re not currently interested in pursuing his services.

The 19-year-old made his Valencia debut earlier this season and has established himself as a first-team player for the La Liga outfit.

Left-back needed

Leeds’ transfer policy has been baffling, to say the least, when it comes to their pursuits of left-backs and strikers.

It’s clear to everyone that those two areas of the pitch need to be strengthened, but neither have been by the Whites.

This summer, they even let Leif Davis leave permanently and despite Junior Firpo missing the start of the campaign, did not sign a replacement.

While Pascal Struijk has fared relatively well, he’s still not the attacking full-back that Jesse Marsch would like to have.

Vazquez is understood to be one of the rising stars in Spain and has been labelled “Fantastic” [Foottheball Scouting Report] for his output on the defensive as well as the offensive side of things.

We believe he’ll be a decent rotation option, to begin with, and he can eventually go on to make that role his own at Elland Road and compete with the likes of Firpo and Struijk.

In other Leeds United news, a first-team defender may not have long left at Elland Road after “Awful” footage emerges from last week, making a January transfer imperative.