Leeds United have not only brought in a host of new players, 16 to be exact, but they have also bought with a plan in mind. According to the Sun’s Alan Nixon (below), this planning hasn’t stopped.
The summer window was kind to both Leeds United and their fans as Thomas Christiansen, and Victor Orta, set about remoulding last season’s side into one bearing their own vision. In came players such as Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski, players who added a certain spark to the Whites engine room.
Whereas Leeds United had been, under Garry Monk, happy to grind out results – under Christiansen and Orta things are much more dynamic and flowing. In the following tweet, Nixon says that this planning is to continue further with the Whites looking towards an addition with an Argentinian flair.
The player in question is 20-year-old Argentinian attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendía Stati who plays in Spain’s La Liga 2 for Cultural Leonesa – who Leeds have a degree of linkage with.
Buendía is on loan at Cultural from Spanish side Getafe CF, who play their football in Spain’s top-tier competition. He has made four appearances for Cultural since his loan move, adding two assists in his 236 minutes of football. He has also featured once in the Copa del Rey, scoring once in the 4-2 win against AD Alcorcon.
Football-wise, the Argentinian-born midfielder has 72 combined appearances for Getafe (37 appearances – three goals/one assist) and Getafe B (35 appearances – seven goals/one assist) and has experience of 21 games (one goal vs Levante) in La Liga.
Before arriving at Getafe, the youngster spent a year (2009/10) on the books of Real Madrid. He represented Spain at Under-19 level, before switching his allegiance to his native Argentina for whom he has four Under-20 appearances and two goals.
Leeds have recently been busy in the market in Spain for youngsters, such as Buendía, for the Under-23 Development Squad. However, given his experience in La Liga and La Liga 2 for Getafe, it is unlikely that he will be being signed to drop down into the junior set-up.