'Ramires?' - Leeds fans react to Orta imminent new signing revelation
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United director of Victor Orta has revealed that the club on the verge of sealing a “big” signing from Asia – and fans have predicted the unnamed ace could be one a China-based superstar.
Argentine great Carlos Tevez and former Chelsea pair Oscar and Ramires are among those speculated as possibly heading to Elland Road.
This comes after Leeds recruitment chief Orta revealed on Monday night that fans can expect a new player to imminently arrive.
— #WALMOT (@WALM0T33) September 5, 2017
Leeds have already signed 16 new players during a dizzying overhaul of the playing squad this summer, including headline arrivals Samuel Saiz, Pierre-Michael Lasogga, Ezgjan Alioski and Vurnon Anita.
There has also been a major revamp of the Under-23s, with seven new players arriving from overseas, including three from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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Orta’s latest revelation has got fans even more excited about the future of their club, with many speculating that they could be getting one of the players from the super-rich Chinese Super League.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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 deadline day signings Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki could make their debuts in Saturday’s Championship home clash against Burton Albion.
In other Leeds United news, the club have secured an out of window striker signing after agreeing the terms of a deal.