Two Players Who Aitor Karanka Could Sign For Leeds United
Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been heavily linked with the Leeds United manager’s job for some time now and the odds are that it will be the Spaniard taking charge at Elland Road next season.
His style of football may well suit the former English champions and, given his standing in the game as a former Premier League manager and assistant at Real Madrid, he is sure to be able to attract some decent players. Leeds badly need new talent in order to take the next step and here we look at two players managed by Karanka that he may be able to persuade to join West Yorkshire.
The Manchester-born midfielder is an underrated player and had a thoroughly decent year in the Premier League. He doesn’t really appear to be on the radar of many top level clubs though and as such, could be ripe for a top Championship side to come in and cherry-pick him.
Clayton already knows the place well having spent two years at Leeds United between 2010 and 2012, making 45 league appearances. He’s matured and progressed since then though and with a pass completion rate of a whopping 87% in the Premier League, he would complement Pablo Hernandez so well in this line-up.
Now that they have joined Leeds in the second tier, Boro can no longer command huge fees for players like Clayton and he could, therefore, fall right into the realistic category for the new Leeds owner.