By Russell Edge

10th Apr, 2018 | 1:14pm

Reliable journalist: Leeds expect to keep Spaniard at Elland Road despite exit claims

Leeds United are expecting director of football Victor Orta to remain at the club this summer despite claims linking him with an exit to La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, according to a reliable journalist.

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, who is one of the most revered reporters covering the Whites, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the club are still planning for the Spaniard to remain in Yorkshire for the summer transfer market, having joined the Yorkshire side last summer.

His report comes after Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, as relayed and translated by Sport Witness, claimed that Deportivo are seeking a new director of football after Richard Barral left, and that Orta could return to his homeland to take up the role.

Football Insider verdict

Considering the amount of hate that Orta gets for what fans deem to be a less than satisfactory job in last summer’s transfer window, Hay may well have burst a lot of bubbles with his claim. It is fair to say that the Spaniard has had a lot more misses than hits when it comes to recruitment, and he will have to massively improve over the summer if he is to get the fans back on side. That is of course if he remains at Elland Road, for a move back to Spain to escape could well be tempting for the former Middlesbrough and Sevilla man.

In other Leeds United news, a £1.5million deal has been agreed for this defender wanted by the Whites.

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