According to one of the latest reports by The Daily Star, Championship outfit Leeds United are keen to bring La Liga forward Emiliano Buendia to the Elland Road in the near future. The Whites have knitted a spectacular start to their English second division campaign under the tutelage of Thomas Christiansen, having collected 17 points from their first 8 league outings and are currently placed at the top of the league table.
Christiansen made some astute signings over the course of the summer transfer window, with the likes of Samu Saiz, Ezgjan Alioski, Pawel Cibicki and Mateusz Klich shaking their hands with the Yorkshire based club. The recruitments have been reaping dividends so far and no wonder the club is performing to its potential. Garry Monk failed to make them cross the line last season, but Christiansen has the luxury of using what Monk constructed last season to earn the uplift.
The Peacocks’ apparent interest to sign Buendia doesn’t really come as a surprise, for he is a youngster with immense potential, exuberance and creativity.
Owned by Getafe but currently out on loan at Segunda Division side Cultural Leonesa, the 20-year-old has already featured 37 times for Getafe and has notably developed over the last couple of years. Interestingly, Cultural Leonesa and Leeds United had recently agreed upon a partnership to aid players’ development and this is where the Championship outfit have the advantage.
Buendia has scored 1 goal and has registered 2 assists in just 5 appearances for Leonesa, which does give the testament that he is someone worth watching. He is an attacking midfielder who has shown a decent technical and tactical understanding of the game and looks full of intent and desire in the final third. The Argentina-born player toils relentlessly and from what has been observed from the manner he plays, it would not be absurd to underline that he constantly looks to score goals.
However, Christiansen does have some quality assets in his attacking arsenal like Saiz, Cibicki, Alioski, Pablo Hernandez and in all fairness, Buendia’s switch to the ranks of the former APOEL manager might not prove to be very productive. Instead, Leeds United should let the forward accumulate more experience under his belt by plying his trade week in and week out this season. United should be in no hurry to sign him midway into the season, for that could be fatal to his prospects of enhancing himself.