Leeds United have brought in 12 players this summer and the likes of Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski are beginning to fizzle and spark in the Sky Bet Championship. According to Spanish publication El Gol Digital (EGD), the Whites may be going to Spain to Los Blancos.
As the last days of the summer window drift ever closer to its closure, Leeds United are still chasing players and one of these is Real Madrid starlet Raúl de Tomás – a 22-year-old striker.
The Madrid-born youngster, who spent last season on loan from Real Madrid Castilla to Real Valladolid (see video below), plays as a centre forward and is show just what his talents are when in front of goal.
EGD say that a further move to Rayo Vallecano was delayed after the player received “a portentous proposal from England.” It was this proposal that stopped the highly regarded youngster putting pen to paper with Vallecano, another team based in Madrid.
EGD say of this move-delaying offer and proposal that Vallecano’s position as de Tomás’ favoured destination had “suffered a setback” and that a new side was in the hunt for the capture of his signature.
EGD go on to say, citing reports from England, that “Leeds would be very interested in getting the services of Raul de Tomás as a substitute for their scorer Chris Wood.” Leeds United are obviously buoyed by the £15 million war chest from Wood’s transfer to Premier League Burnley, the second-largest received by the club for a player.
De Tomás made 36 La Liga 2 appearances on loan at Real Valladolid last season, scoring 14 goals and providing two assists – the goals coming at the rate of one per 139 minutes. In addition to this, he also featured in three Copa del Rey cup games, scoring once against CD Tenerife.
Should the reported interest in Real Madrid youngster de Tomás be true, Leeds United could very well have another player from Spain who could spark for a side currently enjoying an unbeaten start to their league and cup campaigns.