Alvaro Negredo is a shock summer target for Leeds, according to reports.
Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen is ready to meet Valencia’s £6.4m asking price for the ex-Manchester City striker.
But he faces competition from Swansea, according to The Mirror.
Leeds have the advantage of having Spanish technical director Victor Orta on their books, the same man who brought Negredo to Middlesbrough on loan last season.
Chistiansen hopes the Spanish forward will snub a Premier League return in favour of helping Leeds secure promotion.
The 31-year-old is already in talks with the Swans over a summer move but is said to be open to hearing what Christiansen can offer him.
Valencia have told Negredo to find himself a new club after spending just one full season at the Mestalla.
Last term, he scored ten goals in 38 appearances for Boro but was unable to stop the Teesside club being relegated.
Negredo spent four years at Sevilla before joining Man City for £16.4million in 2013.
City loaned the striker to Valencia the following year, then sold him to the La Liga club permanently for £23.8m in 2015.
Alvaro Negredo factfile
- Born in Madrid, Spain, on August 20, 1985
- Joined Rayo Vallecano’s youth academy in 2001, appearing for the club’s reserves in 2003
- Moved to Real Madrid in 2005 and made 65 appearances for the B team
- Transfered to Almeria and back to Real Madrid before getting his big break at Sevilla in 2009
- Won a Spain call-up in 2009 and made his debut against Armenia on October 10 in a World Cup 2010 qualifier
- Won the Copa del Rey in his first season at Sevilla, and went on to score 70 goals in 139 appearances over four seasons
- Was part of the Spain squad which won Euros 2012
- Joined Manchester City in 2013 for £16.4m
- Scored nine league goals during his time at City and won the Premier League and League Cup
- Loaned out to Valencia after one season and joined permanently in 2015
- Loaned out to Middlesbrough in 2016 and scored ten Prem goals as the club were relegated
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