John Percy of The Telegraph is reporting that Stoke City are set to release the 28-year-old Spaniard.
With Leeds United fans making it clear that they want the club to sign a forward in the last two weeks of the window, and now a player with Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A & La Liga experience possibly coming on the market, they’ve put two and two together to, unfortunately make five.
There’s one thing that would put me off making this kind of move, and that’s his goal record. In his time in England, he hasn’t exactly set the world alight when you consider he was once hailed as the next Lionel Messi. His best return in a season was seven goals and one assist back in 2015/16. So I don’t know if this is exactly the kind of move you need to make if you’re desperate for goals, because the evidence is there that he just won’t get them.
However, that hasn’t stopped these Leeds fans from demanding that he be given the chance under the wing of Marcelo Bielsa.
Bielsa could roll back the years with Bojan https://t.co/iiILU9HgsY
— James (@JamesLUFC) July 25, 2019
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) July 25, 2019
I’d love it but can’t see it! #LUFC
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 25, 2019
I can literally hear Orta saying his name ????????
— – (@elyouefsey) July 25, 2019
Hes 1m, that wont affect FFP at all
— lewis (@BarryDouglasSZN) July 26, 2019
They even went to the extreme length of tagging the club’s executive chairman, Andrea Radrizzani in order to try and get his attention to the news.
— ???? Oli WΔlker???????? (@RaisingTheRoofe) July 26, 2019
— Adam Brown (@adambrown1992) July 25, 2019
Seriously dont endorse @ ing you Mr Chairman but you wanna be all over this one @andrearadri. A free transfer too.
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) July 25, 2019