It’s being reported this week that manager Marcelo Bielsa will instruct Victor Orta to return for speculated summer target Ibai Gomez when the January transfer window opens.
Reports in Spain have claimed that we are ready to reopen negotiations with Deportivo Alaves for the 28year-old winger despite seeing our earlier offers rebuffed.
Aiding our cause might be the fact he is reportedly out of contract come the end of the season and if a new deal was going to be signed, you’d assume it would’ve been sorted by now – so maybe a reunion with Bielsa is possibly on the cards as they were together at Athletico Bilbao.
With strong league experience in La Liga as well as Europa League experience, you can certainly see the potential attraction to him as a capture.
Fans who took to social media to react to the claims certainly seemed impressed with his calibre and how he could improve the overall group.
Leeds actually going in for Ibai Gómez in Jan then by the looks of it.
— Daryl (@DarylRS29) October 30, 2018
They've played all the bottom three and none of the top teams that's why they are so high
— TigerSteel (@TigerSteel6) October 31, 2018
Superb player would not have any problems making the transition, paths would have crossed with Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao if I remember correctly.
— kevin keatings (@_keatings) October 30, 2018
Hooooly jeeesus is this actually comes off ????????
— Ashley Weatherill (@AshWeatherill1) October 30, 2018
No chance surely…. ????
— ASW (@Awi1co) October 30, 2018
After seeing us linked with a Player called Iabi Gomez I thought I'd better look into him a bit more!
Very impressive stats, scored winner at Nou Camp this Season and also has a hat trick to his name, all as a left winger.
— RyanC (@RyanLUFC92) October 30, 2018
If we sign Ibai Gomez, we are 100% going up. What a player ! #lufc
— ????Woodward???? (@Shaun_LUFC) October 29, 2018