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Alex Gallar has struggled since Leeds links, but United should still be keen

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Alex Gallar has struggled since Leeds links, but United should still be keen

The Spanish playmaker and Huesca have struggled for form in the past month.

Back in February Leeds United were being linked with a move for Spanish attacking midfielder Álex Gallar. The 25-year-old playmaker has been in fine form in the Spanish second-tier this season as Huesca sit top of the pile in the hunt for La Liga football.

Diario De Leon suggested Leeds were keen on signing the player in the summer. The report suggested the Elland Road outfit became are of his talent after he played with the Aspire Academy linked side, Cultural Leonesa, last season.

He was then signed by Huesca as a replacement for Samuel Saiz, who of course had joined Leeds United. Saiz was the star at Huesca last season but he was snapped up by Leeds last summer.

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Galllar, who netted 20 goals for Cultural last term, has five goals and five assists for Huesca this campaign and has become a regular in their push for promotion. However, since his name was linked with a move to Leeds, his and Huesca’s performances have dipped.

A draw and two defeats in his last three outings with the club have seen them open up the promotion door. The likes of Rayo Vallecano and Cadiz have closed the gap on Huesca in the meanwhile – who are hoping to earn promotion to La Liga for the first time in their history.

The dip in form should not, however ,put Leeds off. Considering their struggles in the wide areas Gallar could be an excellent recruit. Capable of playing on the left or right, and through the middle, he would be an upgrade on the struggling Hadi Sacko.

This drop in form from Gallar is indicative of Huesca simply struggling themselves to get over the finish line.

Leeds would still be making a good move if they tried to sign the player in the summer transfer window.

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