as reported by soccersouls.com
According to a report in Daily Star, Championship side Leeds United are in the hunt to land Ander Iturraspe from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer and is not keen to sign a new deal with the club, where he has played football at all age levels, having arrived there at the age of 10. He has played only four times this season, partly due to the injury issues. (h/t Daily Star)
Marcelo Bielsa has worked with the midfield stalwart before, when he was in charge of the Spanish side. The manager is already planning for the upcoming season, as the Whites remain on course to get promoted to the Premier League (h/t Daily Star).
They are currently second in the table behind Norwich City by two points. The best thing is that the team is looking in good form after a stuttering period in January and February.
Regardless of where they play their football next season, here’s why Leeds should sign Ander Iturraspe in the summer:
Iturraspe’s experience would be great for Leeds
The Spaniard is a defensive midfielder who loves to play the role of a destroyer in front of the centre-backs. He is experienced enough to know the things he needs to do.
Talking about last season’s stats, because injury issues have hindered his playing time this year, the numbers look good. In 30 league appearances, he made tackles at a rate of 1.4 per game, meaning