By Daniel Feliciano

4th Mar, 2022 | 6:45pm

Leeds DoF Victor Orta walked away from Jose Campana deal over £25m price tag - report

Leeds could return for a deal for Levante midfielder Jose Campana, two years after Victor Orta walked away from a transfer over a £25m asking price, according to Plaza Deportiva.

Campana asked to leave the La Liga outfit back in 2020 but the club stood firm in their demands for €30m (£25m), which was half of his €60m release clause.

It’s said that Leeds Director of Football Orta ‘knocked on the door’ for a deal, but quickly turned around when told of the asking price and a deal never materialised.

But after years of injuries and relatively below par performances, Campana could now leave Levante as they battle with relegation and Leeds could look to reignite their interest in the box-to-box midfielder.

The report suggests that if the Whites survive their own relegation battle that they could look to reignite their interest, although whether their interest still exists is unknown.

Marsch madness

Campana is a terrific box-to-box player, with great abilities on the ball but he isn’t the type of all-action midfielder that Leeds fans have come to be used to.

But with Marcelo Bielsa now no longer at the club and Jesse Marsch taking over, the profile of player that they could look to bring in will likely change.

It’s interesting that the club tried to sign him in 2020, considering they ended up bringing in Robin Koch and Rodrigo that summer who are both capable of playing in midfield too.

Despite that though, it seems unlikely that this is a deal the Whites would proactively pursue in the summer if they are able to stay in the Premier League.

Brenden Aaronson is the main midfield target, even with a new manager in the hot seat, and Campana wouldn’t really offer an upgrade on any of Kalvin Phillips, Adam Forshaw or Mateusz Klich.

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