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Report: Ander Iturraspe will reject Leeds move if Rayo Vallecano offer him key role

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Report: Ander Iturraspe will reject Leeds move if Rayo Vallecano offer him key role

Ander Iturraspe is also a target for Rayo Vallecano.

Leeds United target Ander Iturraspe is also wanted by Rayo Vallecano, according to El Gol Digital. Marcelo Bielsa has been heavily linked with a move to reunite him with his former Athletic Bilbao defensive midfielder.

However, it is clear that Leeds now face a battle for his services. And Iturraspe is considering rejecting Leeds’ proposal if Rayo Vallecano can provide a tempting offer.

The 30-year-old is set to leave Bilbao this summer when his contract expires. He will be available on a free transfer and Bielsa has been mulling over a move.

Leeds, who are well-placed to reach the final of the Championship play-offs, could swoop for Iturraspe when he comes a free agent if they win promotion.

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But Rayo Vallecano will compete for his signature. This report states that Rayo Vallecano face a battle to convince Iturraspe to join.


Rayo Vallecano have just been relegated from La Liga and they want Iturraspe to lead their promotion charge from the second-tier next season.

However, if Rayo Vallecano can offer the ex-Spain international a major role, he will consider turning down any Leeds approaches to move to the Madrid-based side.

With nearly 250 La Liga appearances and two Spain caps to his name, Iturraspe is an experienced professional. Bielsa wants him to add competition for places in midfield but he could miss out.

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