Leeds United face competition from four La Liga clubs for Alavés winger Ibai Gomez, according to talkSPORT.

The Whites are keen to land the Spaniard in the January transfer market but will have to see off interest from Real Sociedad, Atletico Bilbao, Celta Vigo and Eibar to land his signature.

Gomez has become a man in demand as his contract is up at the end of the season, meaning Alaves run the risk of losing him on a free transfer if they don’t cash in on him in January.

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Leeds’ manager Marcelo Bielsa sees as someone who will add genuine quality to his ranks and give him more attacking options. The Argentinian boss is targeting promotion to the Premier League with the Yorkshire side so could be a busy man in the transfer market over the coming months.

Gomez started his career with spells at Santutxu FC and Sestao in the Basque regional leagues and was snapped up by Atletico Bilbao in 2010. The Bilbao-born winger then spent his early days there playing for the reserves in the third tier.

However, he broke into the first-team in the 2011/12 season and went onto play just under 150 games altogether for the La Liga side. He helped them get to the Copa Del Rey final twice and the Europa League final during his six years at the San Mamés Stadium.

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Gómez then made the switch to Alavés in July 2016 on a three-year deal. He has been a key player for them ever since, playing 76 games and chipping in with 17 goals in all competitions. He was also part of the Alavés side who reached the Copa Del Rey final in 2017.


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