Would Victor Orta sign Aden Flint for Leeds United?

Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia and Bristol City's Adam Flint in action

The 28-year-old 'liked' a tweet regarding a move to Leeds United this week.

Leeds United fans are getting excited about the possibility of signing Aden Flint.

The Bristol City centre-back 'liked' a tweet on Twitter yesterday which suggested that he join the Elland Road club, prompting supporters to speculate about his future.

But would Leeds' director of football Victor Orta bring him in?

Bristol City's Aden Flint misses a opportunity to score v Leeds

Of course, Flint is a proven Championship player, but it must be noted that the Spaniard, for whatever reason, does not tend to go after British players and instead often favours foreign talent.

Orta, who fronted Aitor Karanka's recruitment at Middlesbrough, signed 18 players during his time at The Riverside and only three of them were English-born talent. Likewise, none of his seven signings at Leeds are English either.

He brought Jordan Rhodes, Patrick Bamford and Calum Chambers to Boro, and it might suggest then that Orta only signs English players when there is a high probability of them being successful at the club.

Rhodes's £9 million switch did not pan out as expected, but there can be no denying that the Scotland international - who was born in Oldham - did not deserve the move after a goal-laden spell with Blackburn Rovers.

Would Flint more than likely be a hit for Leeds? He's certainly a good defender, and extremely reliable on the fitness front after starting 90 of a possible 92 Championship games over the past two seasons.

But The Mail claim that he would cost £4 million and it remains to be seen if Orta is willing to spend big money on an English player again after Rhodes flopped. Plus, he's not as likely to be as successful at Leeds as Rhodes was supposed to be on Teeside.

In regards to hit and miss, Flint might be a miss for Orta this summer.

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