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Report: Chelsea considering approach for Leeds director Victor Orta
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Report: Chelsea considering approach for Leeds director Victor Orta

Chelsea are considering making an approach for Leeds United’s Victor Orta as they look to appoint a new sporting director, according to a report from The Telegraph.

The Blues are still on the lookout for an appointment. Christoph Freund had been in pole position to take up the post after positive talks with the Premier League side.

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However, Freund has opted to stay with Red Bull Salzburg. And with that, Chelsea are now considering other options. And there is interest in a Premier League figure.

According to a report from The Telegraph, Orta is one figure who has been discussed behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. It is however, not yet clear whether they will make any attempt to speak to the Spaniard about the post.

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Chelsea considering Orta approach

Orta has had a very mixed time at Leeds. Ultimately, he will always have a place in Elland Road folklore for being the one to suggest that Andrea Radrizzani appoints Marcelo Bielsa.

That decision proved to be a masterstroke. And Orta has done a lot of brilliant work in the transfer market – particularly when it comes to signing young players.

But he has also come in for a lot of criticism during his time in Yorkshire also. In particular, his first season at Elland Road proved to be something of a nightmare on the recruitment front.

And much of the fans’ frustration last season was directed at the club’s hierarchy as Leeds more than flirted with relegation back to the Championship.

Ultimately, Orta has arguably done a very good job at Leeds. And there is absolutely no question that he has a huge amount of passion for the club. Jesse Marsch meanwhile, labelled his ability in the market ‘incredible‘.

But there have been mistakes along the way. And with that, there may be some supporters who are left scratching their heads over the idea of Chelsea potentially making an approach.

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