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Leeds United make €15 million bid for Levante midfielder Jose Campana

The Whites have been looking into new midfield options in Europe before Monday’s deadline.

C.A. Osasuna v Levante UD - La Liga Santander
Campana features for Levante in a La Liga against Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar.
Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Leeds United have made a €15 million bid for Levante midfielder José Campaña, a ccording to Spanish outlet Eldesmarque.

The Whites had a deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance fall through this week which has led to Director of Football Victor Orta to revive the target list as they look to bring in a new central midfielder.

Leeds have been in contact with Norwich over Todd Cantwell, while The Whites have been linked to Campaña previously in the window. The difference this time is that Leeds have reportedly made a bid worth £13.6 million for the Spaniard on Friday (02/10/20).

More details of the deal are included in the report, with the fee rising by around £2.5 million, with Serie A side Sampdoria due 10% of the fee received for their former player. At 27 years of age, Campaña earned his first call-up to the Spain squad this week alongside Leeds new boys Rodrigo Moreno and Diego Llorente, and could become the second ever player to play international football while at Levante, the last being Ernesto Dominguez in 1963.

Campaña fits the bill nicely in terms of style, with a creative side as well as good defensive output as a player who primarily plays as a number eight, while also playing plenty of matches as a 10 and as a defensive midfielder.

Last season, Campaña scored two goals and assisted seven in La Liga, while also assisting one in the first three games of the new 20/21 campaign. In 18/19 Campaña scored four goals and assisted nine for the La Liga side as he has cemented himself as Levante’s number one player.

The 27-year old has played in The Premier League previously with Crystal Palace, however this was in 2013/14 and he has since developed beyond the two assists he earned from six PL appearances.

The window for Leeds to get a deal done away from home shuts on Monday (05/10/20), with the domestic window remaining open until the following week on October 11th.