By Derek Smithson
Victor Orta has revealed that he is not bothered about signings big names at Elland Road and is more concerned with players that wants to play for the club.
Orta has recently been appointed as the new director of football for the Whites and will work alongside manager Thomas Christiansen in recruiting new faces.
The Spaniard was previously in charge of recruitment at Middlesbrough and is credited for bringing in the likes of Alvaro Negredo, Victor Valdes and Jordan Rhodes to the Riverside Stadium.
He has a large connection book after previously working at Valencia and Zenit Saint Petersburg too, something that Leeds will hope to exploit.
Orta has stated his criteria when looking for new additions and the club’s supporters will now have a patient wait to see who joins in the summer.
“I prefer the man than the name, similarly to Christiansen,” Orta said in his first press conference for the Yorkshire club. “I want a player to play for Leeds, not for money or to move on. I have signed plenty of players.
“I always analyse the players, and I want players to play for the club. This is my task now – I want players who want to play for Leeds United.”
Owner Andrea Radrizanni has overseen a major shake-up at Elland Road already this summer and new players is set to be the next thing in the pipeline.
They now have a strong contingent of Spaniards at the club and it would be no surprise to see those links exploited, while they will also be keen to keep hold of their star players.
In other Leeds transfer news, they have received several Premier League enquires for their teenager.