Leeds have been linked with Mexico international Andres Guardado in the January window, in what can only be described as a rather ambitious but extremely attractive move if it came off. A quality player and very experienced professional who would certainly add to the side.
Gurdado, 31 has nearly 150 caps for the Mexican national side and that doesn’t look like coming to an end anytime soon. He is almost always in the side come international duty and he has been a successful player at clubs such as Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and currently plays in the heart of the Real Betis side who are playing some very attractive football in La Liga, Spain. If Leeds were to pull the move off it would cost around £5 million, but it would be well worth the money in my eyes.
I terms of what we need this is certainly up there with the high priorities. We have struggled to get a foothold in games at times and someone with the ability and experience of Guardado would certainly give us a huge platform to push off in games, his ability both on and off the ball probably more Premier League than Championship. This deal would probably have a lot to do with Victor Orta, the Spanish director of football has already shown he can attract players away from La Liga, as he did with Samu Saiz, who turned down Eibar to join Leeds.
Could this happen? The press seem to think so and it’s similar to deals in the summer, with players like this playing abroad there is no smoke without fire, and maybe it’s only interest, but if that’s the standard we’re aiming for, roll on January.