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Leeds United linked with January swoop for Argentine starlet

Rumor has it that midfielder Emiliano Buendia could be on the move to Leeds

MK Dons v Getafe CF - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

Another day, another rumor linking Leeds United with a Spain-based player.

Both The Sun and The Daily Star have Leeds reportedly interested in Argentina-U20 international, and former Real Madrid youth player, Emiliano Buendia. Buendia is currently on the books of La Liga side Getafe, but he is currently on loan at Cultural Leonesa, the Segunda Division club that has a “partnership” with Leeds United.

Right now, Leeds have former Ajax and Juventus defender Ouasim Bouy on loan at Cultural Leonesa, and with the links between the two clubs, it’s not surprising that one of their players would be on the radar of Leeds United.

Emiliano Buendia is an 21-year old attacking midfielder who has made four appearances for the Argentina U20 team, scoring two goals, and also appeared once for the Spanish U19 team. He made 15 appearances in La Liga during the 2015-16 season for Getafe, and 12 appearances last season in the Segunda Divisíon, also for Getafe.

This season at Cultural Leonesa has started off well for the midfielder, as he has four assists in five matches for the club, including two assists in today’s 3-2 victory for Leonesa over SD Huesca. He also has two yellow cards so far in the young season, so it looks like he’ll fit right to English Football.

Leeds have made an effort to recruit young players this off-season, while plotting for the future. Eoghan Stokes is currently the attacking midfielder in the Leeds U23s, but he didn’t exactly light up the match playing against Newport County, so perhaps Orta and Christiansen are looking for more depth at the attacking midfielder position.

Right now, the starting attacking midfielder is Samuel Sáiz, a position that he won after a wonderful performance against Port Vale in the League Cup, and has held down through the grind of the Championship season. Pablo Hernandez, another Spaniard, played as the number 10 last year, and he’s spent a good amount of time on the wing this year. Depth at attacking positions is always a good thing, and even if Leeds sign the player, he might stay at Cultural Leonesa for the rest of the season. Either way, this could be a good move for Leeds.