Leeds target Fran Merida's Osasuna go top of division with 2-0 win; Emi Buendia bags assist in Leonesa draw

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds United have had a couple of reasons to keep an eye on the Spanish second division this weekend.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

With the international break still ongoing, Leeds' scouts may have been taking the opportunity to spend some extra time looking at some of their potential targets with just a couple of months until the January window opens.

The Segunda Division in Spain is likely to have been of particular interest to the Whites with two players recently linked with Elland Road switches enjoying positive weekends.

Fran Merida of SC Braga in action during the Liga Portugal match between SC Braga and CD Nacional at the Estadio Municipal de Braga on September 25, 2011 in Braga,Portugal.

Firstly, Fran Merida - who the Daily Mail suggested in September was on Leeds' radar - was part of the Osasuna side that put themselves top of the table with a 2-0 win over Cadiz.

Merida played the full 90 minutes and picked up his fifth booking of the season in the game, but Numancia's inability to beat struggling Real Zaragoza on Sunday means that Osasuna will remain at the summit until Tuesday at least.

Meanwhile, Emi Buendia is another player plying his trade in the Spanish second tier who Leeds are looking at, as reported by The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 17th September 2017; page 63).

Kevin Gameiro (R) of Sevilla FC competes for the ball with Emiliano Buendia (L) of Getafe CF during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Sevilla CF at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on March 5,...

Buendia currently plays on loan at Cultural Leonesa who enjoy a relationship with the Championship side, and he bagged his sixth assist of the campaign to help Leonesa secure a 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile, Leeds loanee Ouasim Buoy's struggles with Leonesa continue as he was an unused substitute for the fourth time this season.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch