Alex McLeish has tipped Patrick Bamford to seal a move to Spain when he leaves Leeds United.
The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 27-year-old’s “elegant” style would suit the Spanish game.
Speaking in an interview with Stadium Astro last year, Bamford revealed while he did not speak Spanish, he could understand “pretty much all of it”.
The striker is something of a linguist as he also speaks fluent French and has a grasp of German.
He has been in tremendous form for the Whites this season, with 14 goals in 30 Premier League appearances.
Bamford also recently passed the 100-game milestone at Elland Road, something he has not achieved at any other club.
Speculating over his future, McLeish suggested the hitman’s style would suit any league in the world.
However, he specifically suggested a move to Spain could be on the cards.
“I think he could play in any team, I really do,” McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“He’s very versatile in his movement, he can finish with two feet, he scores with headers as well. He’s just got such an elegant style about him.
“I know he speaks or understands Spanish, doesn’t he? He’s fluent in Spanish apparently. I don’t think you could rule him out going to Spain, definitely. I think he could play in any country.”
Bamford has started every single one of Leeds’ Premier League games this season.
He has scored a total of 15 times in 57 top-flight appearances to date during his time at Leeds, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Norwich and Crystal Palace.