By Craig Scott

17th Nov, 2022 | 12:10pm

Jesus Vazquez agents visit England as Leeds United eye deal to sign Valencia left-back

Speculation that Leeds United are in the hunt to sign Valencia left-back Jesus Vazquez has emerged at a time where he’s recently changed agent, according to Plaza Deportiva.

The digital Spanish newspaper reported on Thursday (17 November) that Vazquez, 19, has recently signed up with Leaderbrock Sports.

It is understood that they’ve recently been in England, Holland and Italy to sound out potential January moves for their clients.

Radio Marca Valencia reported via their Twitter account on Wednesday (16 November) that Leeds are interested in Vazquez as they look for a new left-back.

Needed

Leeds’ left-back situation has been a mess for years now.

Barry Douglas struggled to impress, Gjanni Alioski was too erratic, Junior Firpo has been a massive waste of money and Pascal Struijk, while impressive this season, is better at centre-back.

We haven’t had a solid performer in that area since Charlie Taylor walked out on Elland Road to join Burnley.

Vazquez has started to break through at Valencia.

He’s played just four times in La Liga this season, which could be why he might be looking for a move as last term he managed 15 league appearances, with most of them coming after March.

The Spain Under-19 international is a talent and if Leeds look to sign him, he’s way too good for their Under-21s squad and should at least be challenging for a first-team place.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport on 16 November (page four), Vazquez is a “fast and powerful” left-back and is considered as “one of the brightest talents of his generation” in Spain.

He’s said to be earning just £9,000-a-week (£463,000-a-year) at Valencia but has a £34.9million release clause tied into his deal.

Victor Orta has done record business before with Valencia for Leeds to sign Rodrigo.

Who’s to say he might not do that again?

In other Leeds United news, a pundit cannot believe the Whites are ready to sell this “invaluable” player in January.