By David Woods

26th Apr, 2018 | 8:48am

Orta can be Leeds hero by signing 6ft 2 powerhouse from troubled club, £4.7m in 2016 from PL giants


Victor Orta has reportedly turned down a recruitment role at Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna in favour of sticking with Leeds and finishing the job he has started at Elland Road.

That hasn’t gone down well with a section of leeds fans who blame Orta for their recent troubles.

Orta has made a seris of senior appointments that just haven’t worked out, like goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald, currently demoted to understudy under youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

However, he has a chance to put things right in the summer and he could make a fantastic start by swooping for versatile Sunderland centre-back Paddy McNair.

The 22-year-old has had his season curtailed by injury but has roared back to form in recent weeks with three goals in three games from midfield.

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McNair has got bags of potential and only quit Premier League giants Man United in the summer of 2016.

He made 27 appearances for United before making the switch to Sunderland, where his career has stalled.

Sunderland have been relegated to League One and the chances are they’re going to have to have a clearout.

And Orta must ensure Leeds are first in line for McNair.

Able to play in defence or in midfield, the Northern Ireland international has bags of potential and could get his career back on track at Leeds.

He signed for £4.7m from Man United in the summer of 2016 and will likely go for less after the season he’s had.

He might be flying under the radar at the moment but Orta must pounce fast to make sure Leeds land one of the bargains of the summer.

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