Javi Galan is most likely left-back signing for Leeds United - Graham Smyth
Leeds United are most likely to sign Huesca’s Javi Galan as their new left-back, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Thursday morning, Smyth reported that some of the left-backs linked with a move to Elland Road are “more likely/accessible than others”.
He then added: “Galan is one you’d think most gettable given his circumstances.”
And yet it still could be. Things change. Some are more likely/accessible than others obviously. Galan is one you'd think most gettable given his circumstances.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) June 3, 2021
With Ezgjan Alioski looking as though he’s likely to leave when his contract expires, Leeds need to sign a new left-back.
Marcelo Bielsa could have done with an addition in that area of the squad anyway but with Alioski going, it makes it a priority for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Galan, 26, is an interesting option.
According to Football Insider, the Whites have turned their attention towards the Spanish left-back after being priced out of a move for Brest’s Romain Perraud.
Galan’s release clause is set at just £3.5million, which should make him more than affordable for Leeds.
However, the issue is that he’s also affordable for other clubs with Sevilla also reportedly keen on the talented dribbler.
Stats by WhoScored show that only Lionel Messi (4.5) completed more dribbles per La Liga appearance this season than Galan (3.3).
Bielsa is bound to be a fan of that attacking drive and Andrea Radrizzani is bound to be a fan of the price tag.
It definitely seems like a possible deal.
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