Leeds United are being credited with an interest in Ecuadorean winger Alexander Alvarado. Estadio is reporting that Leeds have ‘prepared a positive report’ on the player ahead of a potential move.
The 20-year-old was one of the stars of the Ecuador team that recently progressed to the semi-finals of the World Under-20 World Cup.
The left-winger is currently with SD Aucas in his homeland and Leeds United are seemingly keeping tabs on the player.
Indeed, top Leeds United scout Gabriel Ruiz namechecked the attacker to FIFA.com when discussing the best talents that caught his eye at the tournament.
So it appears there is some interest in the player.
Leeds United may have missed the boat if they wanted him super cheap. As reported by Bolavip this week, Aucas would not have asked for a big fee for Alvarado before the under-20 World Cup. The report states his valuation stood at just €450,000 (roughly £400,000), a bargain in today’s marketplace.
However, that fee is likely to have gone up. On top of that, Leeds would have to fight for a work permit for the youngster. Considering he is yet to represent his nation on a senior level, that would be a hard task.
Nonetheless, Alvarado is still a name that Leeds United fans should keep an eye on for the summer.