Javi Galan ready to sign for Leeds United, Huesca left-back has already packed his bags
Huesca left-back Javi Galan is “ready to sign” for Leeds United, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish news outlet claims the 26-year-old has packed his bags ahead of signing for the Whites in a deal that could be completed on June 30.
It is understood that Galan has a release clause in his contract at Huesca, who suffered relegation from La Liga this season.
Mundo Deportivo claims the Spaniard’s release clause was £6.8million (€8million) but at the end of this month, it will drop to £3.4million (€4million).
First summer signing?
We may have to wait until June 30 for this transfer to take place but it sure seems as though Galan will be Victor Orta’s first addition of the summer at this rate.
Leeds haven’t been strongly linked to many players since the season ended.
Yes, it’s early days in the summer and the transfer window doesn’t officially open until later this month but a new left-back is definitely a priority for the Yorkshire giants.
Technically, Leif Davis is the only out-and-out left-back Marcelo Bielsa has at his disposal but the Leeds boss has chosen Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas to play there over the youngster, who doesn’t seem to be cut out for the Premier League.
Alioski’s contract expires at the end of June and unless he pens a new deal, his exit could coincide with Galan’s possible arrival if Mundo Deportivo have got this right.
As for Dallas, he shone in the midfield this season and due to his versatility, we cannot see him just as a left-back.
He’s an option, certainly. But an out-and-out left-back like Galan would be a good addition and for the price, he could work out to be a bargain.
Victor Orta is bound to know the Spanish market well and although Galan was relegated with Huesca, he has experience of playing against top players in a top European league.
We need that and we’d welcome Galan with open arms.
In other Leeds United news, there’s been a major update on the Whites’ pursuit of West Brom star Matheus Pereira.