'Tevez?' - Leeds fans react as Orta reveals imminent signing
By Danny Wright
Leeds United director of Victor Orta has certainly got supporters talking after he revealed that the club on the verge of sealing a “big” signing from Asia.
The Elland Road recruitment expert, who has already worked wonders at the Yorkshire club, revealed on Monday night that fans can expect a new player to be welcomed soon.
— #WALMOT (@WALM0T33) September 5, 2017
This has no doubt caused a bit of a stir among the Leeds fans, with many speculating who they could be signing after the transfer window slammed shut on Thursday night.
Leeds have already undergone a major face lift over the summer months which has seen Andrea Radrizzani gain full control of the club and Thomas Christiansen replace Garry Monk as manager, as well as big changes to the playing squad.
The development teams haven’t been immune to change, with a number of players being signed up from clubs across Europe over the summer.
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Orta’s latest revelation is getting fans even more excited about the future of their club, with many speculating that they could be getting one of the players from the Chinese Super League with Carlos Tevez, Ramires and Oscar all being mentioned.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Asian player…. probably Junior Kabananga, plays in Kazakhstan. Part of Asia. Linked earlier in summer #lufc
— @ (@deancore) September 4, 2017
Orta talking about a surprise from Asia.. a 04:15 cup draw will take some beating #lufc
— MrMeatballMarinara (@SouthStand_LUFC) September 4, 2017
Announce Oscar loan
— Alex Harrison (@axhrs) September 4, 2017
— Jonathon Pirie (@PirieJ18) September 4, 2017
It's obv a player he was asked about scouting and players why would he mention anything investment related lol
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) September 4, 2017
Ramires???? couldn't even throw a guess as to who it could be????
— Corey Jack Patterson (@CoreyJack7) September 4, 2017
Great! If it is South Korea or Japan. You get more income from future sponsor deals and expansion fans.
— Gert-Jan (@gert_jan7) September 5, 2017
Leeds would not be able to sign anyone from another club at this stage in the season after the transfer window should and would only be able to register players who are currently free agents.
In other Leeds United news, one of the Whites’ summer signings has suffered a major blow and will be out of action for months.