Leeds United interested in Ivan Azon
Relegation-threatened Leeds United are interested in Real Zaragoza youngster Ivan Azon.
According to HeraldryPremier League side Leeds United are keen to secure the services of talented 19-year-old Real Zaragoza striker Ivan Azon in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Ivan Azon came through the ranks at Amistad before moving to Zaragoza in 2016. Azon has since made 66 appearances for the Spanish team, scoring ten goals and providing two assists. It’s fair to say that he turned quite a few heads with his performances.
Real Zaragoza are 14th in the Segunda Division and look unlikely to qualify for La Liga anytime soon. Azon certainly has the potential to be a reliable goalscorer for a top-flight team and could make a move to greener pastures.
Leeds, for their part, are having a season to forget. The Whites failed to reach the same heights as last season and risk being relegated to the second division. One of the main reasons for their struggles this season has been the lack of a reliable goalscorer to lead the line.
Jesse Marsch’s side had to settle for injuries to Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo being terribly out of form. That being said, they could bring in another striker to make the difference. Azon looks like a player who can provide Leeds with a long-term solution to their striking problems provided he develops to expectations.
Interest from the Elland Road side appears to be independent of whether they stay in the top flight or are relegated. Either way, there seems to be confidence within the club’s ranks that the Spain Under-21 international will thrive under the right leadership.
A move to England won’t be easy for a player who isn’t used to the physical nature of the British style. This is especially true in the championship where the stakes are high and quarters awarded suck. You could say that Azon could receive an education to toughen up like nowhere else.
While planning for the future is all well and good, Leeds still have a lot to do this season. Securing their Premier League status will only strengthen their hand in the bid to attract new players.