EXCLUSIVE: Leeds look at Real Madrid raid to support surprise Bielsa star

Date published: Wednesday 14th April 2021 10:57 - TEAMtalk staff

Miguel Gutierrez Real Madrid, Spain Under-19s September 2019

Leeds United are looking into a move for Real Madrid starlet Miguel Gutierrez to support the versatile Stuart Dallas, TEAMtalk understands.

Dallas has proved an excellent signing for the Whites since joining from Brentford in 2015. Since then, he has made 223 appearances, chipping in with 26 goals and 17 assists. However, he also provides crucial flexibility, playing at left-back, right-back and in midfield for Marcelo Bielsa this term.

In fact, Dallas has featured in all 31 Premier League games this season, playing almost every minute.

Indeed, became the star of last weekend’s action by scoring both goals as Leeds beat Manchester City 2-1.

TEAMtalk understands that Whites chiefs felt upon the club’s Premier League return that Dallas would struggle to adapt to the top flight.

However, he has accustomed perfectly and boss Bielsa feels delighted at the 29-year-old’s progress.

As such, Leeds are now looking into new left-sided options to challenge Dallas and push him on next season.

Madrid starlet Gutierrez is one player who has been offered to director of football Victor Orta, TEAMtalk has learned.

Leeds are open to the idea of a loan deal for the 19-year-old, with a view to a permanent deal.

However, Los Blancos remain unsure as to whether to let him leave. Should he stay, the teenager would have the chance to challenge Ferland Mendy, with Marcelo moving on.

However, Bayern Munich’s David Alaba has agreed to join Madrid next season, adding fresh uncertainty over Gutierrez’s role at the Santiago Bernabeu.


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Nevertheless, Leeds are not the only club looking into Gutierrez.

Juventus and Inter Milan have eyed his transfer, while reports have claimed that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho recently failed with an enquiry over his availability.

Gutierrez joined on Leeds transfer radar

Alex Moreno Real Betis v Atletico Madrid April 2021

TEAMtalk understands that Real Betis’ Alex Moreno also features on Leeds’ radar.

The 27-year-old can play anywhere down the left and is a target for a number of Premier League clubs, including West Ham.

Moreno has played 20 La Liga games this season, notching two assists.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland international Dallas’ brace against City took his contributions this term to seven goals and two assists.

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