Spanish website Super Deporte have claimed that Jose Campana has held talks with Levante’s hierarchy as he looks to leave the club this summer, with Leeds United said to be interested in signing the former Crystal Palace midfielder.
Campana, 27, has become a fan favourite at Levante after helping his side gain promotion back to La Liga in 2016-17 and helping Levante remain in La Liga since. In four years at the club, he has played 158 times in all competitions.
The report states that Campana has met with Levante’s hierarchy in order to push through an exit, but Levante remain firm in their stance that they want to keep him. His £27.5million asking price is yet to be met.
That is despite interest from Leeds, Sevilla and Villarreal – with the Whites keen to bring Campana back to the Premier League despite his disappointing stay at Palace in which he played just six times.
TBR’s view – Do Leeds need Campana?
Leeds need a central midfielder to go alongside Mateusz Klich. Pablo Hernandez started in that role against Liverpool, while Rodrigo played out of position at Fulham. Tyler Roberts is inconsistent, Helder Costa is better out wide.
Leeds do need an attacking midfielder capable of scoring goals and creating chances alongside Klich, and Campana would be ideal – though Udinese and Argentina star Rodrigo De Paul is the better option.