Leeds United are interested in a move to sign 19-year-old Real Madrid left-back Miguel Gutierrez in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Team Talk, who say the Whites are keen to add cover and competition for Stuart Dallas ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
With Ezgjan Alioski out of contract at the end of this season, left-back does look to be a position that Leeds will need to strengthen in this summer.
Now it seems as though the Elland Road club have identified a potential candidate to fill that role, with this latest report claiming that Gutierrez is a target for Leeds.
The teenager has yet to make a first-team appearance for Real, but has featured 13 times for the club’s B-team, and it seems as though his performances have attracted plenty of attention.
As well as Leeds, Tottenham, Juventus and Inter Milan are all said to have taken an interest in Gutierrez, although Madrid themselves are apparently unsure as yet about whether they want to let the full-back leave the club this summer.
It is thought that Leeds would be open to signing Gutierrez initially on loan for next season, with the option of making that deal permanent further down the line.
This of course would not be the first time that Leeds have done transfer business with Real, having previously signed goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from the Spanish giants back in the 2019 January transfer window.
This is an interesting one for Leeds to consider.
They do seem to need a left-back for next season, and their past connections with Madrid from the Casilla transfer could give them an advantage when it comes to negotiations here.
However, it is worth remembering that Gutierrez, although clearly a promising footballer, is someone who has yet to be tested in top-flight football, having only so far played in Spain’s third-tier for Madrid’s B-team.
As a result, there would be something of a risk attached to this transfer, and you feel Leeds will have to be absolutely certain it is the right signing for them to make before they go through with it.