By Laura O'Leary

1st Dec, 2017 | 3:17pm

Report: Leeds plot £5m swoop for 144-times capped assist master

Leeds United are prepared to offer £5.2million (€6m) to secure the services of Real Betis’ Andrés Guardado, according to a report.

GOL Digital reports that the Whites are prepared to tempt Real Betis by bidding on their in-form midfielder, despite the fact the La Liga side only just recently signed him.

The same report suggests, that Leeds’ offer may be enough to get Real Betis to agree as they will get a return on their recent investment, which they weren’t expecting given the fact that the midfielder is 31-years-old.

The midfielder has been in sensational form since his move to Real Betis from PSV in July 2017, scoring one goal and grabbing six assists in 13 appearances.

The 31-year-old has heaps of experience having featured 144 times for Mexico and having played 374 games at club level across various leagues.

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This would be quite the coup if Leeds United could secure Guardado’s services, even if he is 31-years-old. The midfielder adds a steely resilience to any midfield and could be an asset to any Championship team. The Mexican international has also proven that he has the ability to create goals this season, with six assists, and the Whites would be foolish to not sign the versatile midfielder. Also on the positive side of his age, the midfielder is well traveled having played in several different leagues and has proven he is able to adapt quickly to different styles of football.

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