Good Morning. It's Wednesday 29th March, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
At some point I want to return to Spain - Orta
Victor Orta is eyeing a return to the La Liga, at some point in the Medium future. The flamboyant Sporting Director arrived in West Yorkshire shortly after Andrea Radrizzani took charge of Leeds in early 2017 and the pair have a close working relationship. It's fair to say the 44 year old wears his heart on his sleeve, which hasn't always endeared him to the Leeds Utd faithful.
With an expected takeover in the not too distant future, Orta has been discussing his options with Savilla journalist Alonso Rivero, about a return to the Spanish top flight, in particular, a reunion with Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, commonly known as Monchi, the Technical Director at the Ciudad Deportiva Stadium.
Being Monchi’s successor, in any team, I don’t know if it’s something I’m prepared for, but obviously at some point I want to return to Spain. I feel very selfish. I want my son’s grandparents to spend more time with him, even though he has been there for a long time, there are cultural differences that I find difficult, the weather thing, which helps. You get here and it’s 20 degrees. My home is Spain and I will have to return. I don’t know what as, if at the club or doing other things, but in the medium term I want to return because I need it personally.
Adams season over after undergoing surgery
Tyler Adams season is all but over, after undergoing surgery in what is believed to be a grade three hamstring tear, which he sustained in training. The 24 year old has had a solid start to his Elland Road career since joining from RB Leipzig last Summer for £20m. He is one of Leeds best passers of the ball with an 82.4% success rate, and has won 143 duels, and 199 recoveries in 2157 minutes of game time.
Leeds can fall back on USA teammate Weston McKennie, who is more than capable of adopting the defensive midfield role, but needs to step up to the plate if he is going to match Adams impressive stats. Leeds have not commented on how long Adams will be sidelined for, but with less than two months (60 days) between now and the visit of Spurs, it's unlikely he'll recover in time.
Dan James on fire for Wales
Dan James produced a man-of-the-match performance for Wales last night, as Rob Page's side ran out 1-0 winners over Latvia. The 25 year old has struggled for game time this season, with 373 minutes of action, since signing a season long loan with Fulham on Transfer Deadline Day Last September.
Media reports labelled him as 'unplayable', and that his electrifying pace terrified the Latvian defence. Many Leeds fans will still see the £25m Leeds forked out for him, to be a costly mistake. The Whites are already inundated with wingers, and although with his pace, he offers something different, a return to the ER starting line up next season is a long way off.