By Danny Wright

19th Apr, 2018 | 9:36am

Victor Orta has just missed out on what would have been his best Leeds signing yet


Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has been widely criticised during his time at Elland Road – and it should be about to get a lot worse for the Spanish transfer chief.

The Whites have just missed out on what would have been a brilliant signing as it was confirmed that transfer target Harry Cochrane had signed a new contract at Scottish Premiership club Hearts.

Hearts announced on their official Twitter account on Thursday that Cochrane, 16, has penned a new three-year deal at Tynecastle, which will more than certainly mean that Leeds have missed their chance to sign him.

The Scottish Sun has previously reported that the Yorkshire giants were hoping to sign up the central midfielder after he broke into the Hearts first-team this season and managed to pull the strings in a mammoth 4-0 win against Celtic.

Cochrane had the likes of Scott Brown bowing down to him after he masterminded the midfield to end the Hoops’ 69-game unbeaten run in domestic competitions.

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Although he is only going to celebrate his 17th birthday next week, Cochrane is showing ability and mental attributes that are well beyond his years and he would have been Orta’s best signing at Elland Road if he managed to get a deal over the line.

However this is Orta and disappointment is now part of the norm in West Yorkshire thanks to his woeful business in the transfer market.

In other Leeds United news, fans have been demanding that this 29-year-old leaves the Yorkshire club in the summer.

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