Victor Orta spotted in Munich airport as Leeds United table multi-million bid
Victor Orta has been spotted around 90 miles away from Salzburg after Leeds United reportedly tabled a bid for Brenden Aaronson.
On Tuesday, The Athletic reported that Red Bull Salzburg rejected a £15million bid from the Whites for the 21-year-old USA international.
For people in the UK, one of the easiest ways to get to Salzburg is to fly to Munich and then catch a train from the German city across the border to Austria.
And Orta was spotted in Munich Airport on Wednesday night by Leeds fan Reehan Gulamhussein.
According to the Leeds fan, who proved he was at Munich Airport to silence doubters, Orta suggested to him that he was in Munich for a business trip and he’d also filled his basket with Toblerones from the duty-free shops.
It all adds up
Unless Orta is in Munich to speak to Bayern about a deal for Robert Lewandowski, it seems very likely that Leeds’ director of football was in Bavaria after being in Salzburg for talks over a deal for Aaronson.
When you think about it, it all adds up and the Munich Airport website shows that there are flights out of there to London and Manchester on Wednesday night.
It remains to be seen if there will be any bored Leeds fans head to Manchester airport on Wednesday to see if they can spot Orta arriving back in England.
But either way, we’re pretty confident in guessing that he was in Munich for talks over Aaronson.
Based on the smile on his face, either Orta was very happy with his duty-free purchases or the talks to sign Aaronson had gone well.
The USA attacking midfielder could fill a big void in the Leeds squad right now, especially as Marcelo Bielsa has had so many injury issues to deal with this term.
Aaronson may be handed some time to get used to Bielsa’s ways but we do see the 21-year-old as someone who can become a regular starter for the Whites before this season is over.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have made a major bid for a player who could replace Raphinha.