KEY POINTS

  • Leeds United is constantly linked to Huesca's Javi Galan
  • The Whites are expected to offer more money than Sevilla for Galan's signature
  • The Spanish defender has earned comparisons with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney

A La Liga star could make the big switch to the English Premier League as Leeds United is said to be willing to splurge for his transfer.

Leeds United is looking to bolster this summer with club manager Marcelo Bielsa expected to land a formidable left-back.

One of the names being linked to the Whites is Huesca’s Javi Galan, Radio Huesca reported.

An earlier report stated that Leeds United is all set to launch a move for Galan, beating the defender’s other top suitor Sevilla.

However, the Radio Huesca report revealed that the Seville outfit is ready to pay in full Galan’s £3.5 million ($5 million) release clause.

Things may have taken another huge turn as Bielsa’s side is said to be prepared to offer more money than Sevilla for Galan’s signature, the report added.

Galan has garnered rave reviews and earned plenty of admirers in Spain since his first season in La Liga.

However, it was in 2013 when Galan received arguably the best compliment of his career.

At the time, the then-19 year old just sealed a deal with CD Badajoz when Spanish outlet Hoy reported that he had earned the nickname “Rooney” due to his “physical resemblance” to the Manchester United legend.

While Wayne Rooney and Galan are seemingly two completely different players, the report revealed that the latter used to be a “midfielder and winger” who is also capable of scoring goals.

“The 19-year-old player comes from the youth A of Flecha Negra and has been one of the most outstanding strikers in the competition, as he has managed to score 12 goals this season with his scoring nose. In addition, Javier Galán performs the offensive functions of midfielder and winger,” the article read.

Leeds United finished 9th in its English top-flight comeback season. It was evidently not how the club wanted to end its first Premier League campaign after 16 years of absence.

But according to Leeds United vice president Paraag Marathe, now is the time to do what’s best for the club.

Marathe remains “confident” that Bielsa is still the best manager Leeds United could have.

Marcelo Bielsa The unpredictable Marcelo Bielsa is one of the candidates to take over as Mexico coach. Photo: Getty Images