Leeds United are reportedly interested in raiding Real Madrid to sign teenage left-back Miguel Gutierrez this summer – after the Premier League side were offered the chance to sign the Spain Under-19 international, which has seemingly tempted Victor Orta. But such a signing will not be good news for Leif Davis, given the comparisons between the Leeds duo.
Gutierrez, 19, has been in excellent form for the Real Madrid’s B-team – who are widely known as Real Madrid Castilla, and managed by club legend Raul. He has clocked up 13 appearances for the Spanish side’s reserves this season, but is yet to make his senior debut for Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane. He has, though, appeared on the bench four times for the first team.
Football website TeamTalk claim that the Spanish left-back has been offered to Leeds – as he struggles for game time at Santiago Bernabeu. Victor Orta has been attracted to the potential addition of the highly-rated Real Madrid player, and could consider a move for a player that has a release clause – according to Goal – worth a whopping £35million.
But should Leeds sign Gutierrez this summer, for a fee that is likely to be considerably smaller than his release clause – it is only going to push Davis further down the rankings. Davis, 21, is approaching three seasons at Leeds since joining the club – but he has only managed 14 senior appearances for the Yorkshire side. He has been more of a member of the Under-23’s.
Just four first-team outings have been afforded to Davis this season, and now at 21, he might have to start thinking about at least a loan exit. If Gutierrez joins the club, Davis will have no choice but to leave Elland Road and pursue his professional career elsewhere. He has a contract with Marcelo Bielsa’s side until the summer of 2023.