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The signing Ivan Bravo could bring to Leeds which would make Europe take notice

Martin Odegaard

Leeds linked with bringing Ivan Bravo in, but who could he bring with him?

The Daily Mail, reported last week that Leeds United are in talks to recruit former Real Madrid director of strategy Ivan Bravo.

Bravo worked at Real for eight years and oversaw their growth as a global powerhouse, consolidating their position as the biggest club in world football during that period.

Bravo could be a real asset to Leeds, and there is one Real Madrid player who Leeds may have a chance of signing through his contacts, which would really make the football world take notice.

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That player would be Real teenager Martin Odegaard, who is currently featuring for Real's B side as he continues his footballing education.

Odegaard signed with Real when he was just 15, with the La Liga giants beating competition from top Premier League clubs to seal his signature.

The youngster has played just twice for Real Madrid, which included him becoming their youngest ever debutant at 16, while he has already been capped by his country.

His path to the first team looks blocked at Real, and a loan could be his best option.

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There would be no guarantee the attacking midfielder would earn a regular spot at Leeds, but he would stand a better chance than at Real.

It may be more of a PR stunt than an effective footballing transfer, but on a loan deal Leeds would have little to lose, and manager Garry Monk's record so far of working with young players might just see him succeed.

The transfer would up the profile of the side, while exciting the club's significant Scandivanian fanbase.

It would be the sort of transfer which would, while short term, signify to other players that Leeds United are an attractive destination again.

With the Whites competing for a play-off spot with the aim of winning promotion, there is already a buzz around Elland Road, and be a smart business acquisition by Bravo, backed by new Leeds investor Andrea Radrizzani.

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