By Pranav Shahaney

21st Dec, 2022 | 12:10pm

Valencia chief shares transfer update on Leeds United-linked left-back Jesus Vazquez

Valencia sporting director Miguel Angel Corona admits that Leeds United-linked left-back Jesus Vazquez could leave in January.

He did not talk about any clause in his contract that would facilitate his release but admitted that he does want to be playing more.

Radio Marca Valencia reported on 16 November that the Whites are interested in signing the 19-year-old Spanish defender as they’re eyeing a new left-back in January.

Corona told Spanish media outlet Nostre Sport [20 December], “At this moment we are evaluating the possibility of it coming out in January. He will want to play more and it is fantastic that a footballer has that feeling. I am not going to talk about clauses.”

Make a move

While he hasn’t specifically said it, this is one way of saying that the player is available for sale at the right price and has made it clear he wants to go.

It does make sense as Jose Gaya is virtually a guaranteed starter whenever fit and Vazquez is only used when the Spain international is being rested.

Diario AS have labelled the teenager as “outstanding” and believe that he has the potential to go on to bigger things in the future.

Leeds can certainly be the club where he becomes a regular starter and then he can even stake a claim for a spot in the Spain squad.

It’ll be interesting to see if Victor Orta does touch base with his representatives ahead of the January window or if they have other targets in mind.

We’re hoping that along with a striker a new left-back is also signed as that’s a pressing concern and Pascal Struijk cannot keep playing there forever.

In other Leeds United news, an attacker linked with a move to Elland Road claims that he could leave his Champions League club in the January transfer window.