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Leeds United ‘have asked’ about Spanish programme which could detect hidden gems

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Leeds United ‘have asked’ about Spanish programme which could detect hidden gems

Leeds United are interested in the Foot Talent programme in Spain.

Leeds United are reportedly interested in an interesting new programme in Spanish football regarding young talented footballers.

Foot Talent is running a 14-day intensive training session for Europeans from 16-years-old and non-EU citizens of 18-years-old up to 21-years-old. The programme, brainchild of former Sydney Olympic and Dorchester Town manager Gorka Exteberria, aims to bring in talented players who have found themselves lost at a key stage on their career.

As Gorka told MARCA, Leeds United are one team interested in observing some of the talented players in the programme.

“It is a program that, at the same time of an intensive training, is to detect talent, there will be different European clubs, not only Spanish.

“They will be with their technicians present in the program so that during the 14 days the boys are seen by these clubs and can offer them a contract. There are several First and Second (division) Spanish (teams) and Leeds United who have asked.”


It could certainly be that Victor Orta, a fellow Spaniard, is behind the interest in this new idea. No doubt, it could be a decent opportunity for Leeds United.

Sometimes talented players fall through the cracks at that crucial stage of the season. Jamie Vardy is a recent high-profile example of this fact.

 (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

Leeds United are unlikely to find themselves an immediate first-team player from the programme. However, the opportunity to find a hidden gem cannot hurt Leeds United.

If they found their very own Vardy, it would certainly be seen as a worthy endeavour.

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