Leeds United may have been presented with the perfect deal to sign Valencia youngster Jesus Vazquez, with the Spanish side now open to a permanent sale of the defender.
Vazquez has been heavily linked with a move away from Valencia over the last month or so, with it explained that he wants to depart the Mestalla in search of regular playing time.
Leeds are known to be among his admirers, with it explained that Leeds were looking for a young left back to add to their squad and Victor Orta had identified the Valencia man as the perfect option.
Those same reports made it clear that Valencia were not considering a permanent exit, though, which made any deal make little sense for Leeds.
That stance appeared to have changed yesterday when a report from Italy made it clear Valencia were now open to a sale for €4-5m, with Torino keen on the defender.
Tuttosport now follow that up, explaining that Torino chief has ‘move to sign’ the left back on loan with a right to buy him at the end of it. They’re currently waiting for a reply from Valencia, who value him at €4-5m.
The newspaper explains that the Spanish side have realised Torino want to sign the defender on loan with a right to buy, something they’d want to avoid if possible.
However, they also have to ‘think about budget balances’ and know that Vazquez would like to move so he can get regular playing time to continue his development.
Thus, Tuttosport believe Valencia are likely to respond to the request from Torino with an immediate sale proposal so as to ‘cash in on’ one of their young talents. A ‘predictable tug-of-war’ will unfold after that, at which the player’s wishes may ‘significantly influence’ proceedings.
Either way, Leeds may now have an opportunity to get their man, with Valencia seemingly changing their stance on the player.
When it was first reported that their was interest from Elland Road, it was made clear the Spanish side were not keen on losing Vazquez permanently.
That now seems to have changed amid the interest from Torino, giving Leeds the opportunity to do the deal they presumably wanted in the first place.