Victor Orta reported development is huge sign that Leeds face major summer exodus
It seems that Leeds United director of football Victor Orta may be quitting his post at Elland Road in the near future with reports from Spain claiming that he is wanted at Deportivo La Coruna.
Gol Digital has reported that Orta is one of the main candidates to take up a similar role at Estadio Riazor and the latest development states that he has already planned on who he wants to be the manager there next season.
It is understood that Orta wants to appoint former Elche and Villarreal manager Fran Escribá in charge of the relegation-threatened La Liga side, who are currently managed by Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf.
With it looking as though Orta may be leaving Leeds, there is a huge chance that the Yorkshire club will face a major exodus in the summer transfer window with a bulk of his signings being forced out in the aftermath.
The director of football has been under-fire for the way he has overhauled Leeds since he was appointed by Andrea Radrizzani last year.
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The squad that Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom have had to play with is barely recognisable to the one that finished seventh under Garry Monk last season and it’s fair to say that it is much, much worse.
There has been the rare hit with Samuel Saiz drawing a lot of plaudits in the first half of the campaign, but ultimately Orta has failed and if Radrizzani looks to replace him, then the next man who comes in will surely have to clean up the mess that has been caused by getting rid of the likes of Pawel Cibicki, Mateusz Klich, Caleb Ekuban, Vurnon Anita, Ouasim Bouy, Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan.
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