Could Orlando City upheaval give Leeds a boost in Cyle Larin chase?

Cyle Larin #9 of Orlando City SC celebrates his goal with Matias Perez Garcia #32 and Carlos Rivas #11 and Antonio Nocerino #23 of Orlando City SC during a MLS soccer match between New...

Orlando City are set for big changes this winter - and Leeds should look to benefit by signing Cyle Larin.

Kaka #10 of Orlando City SC goes down with a leg injury during a MLS soccer match between New York City FC and Orlando City SC at the Orlando City Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Orlando,...

Orlando City have failed to reach the play-offs in MLS yet again this season - and there promises to be some big changes in Florida come the end of the campaign as they hunt a winning formula.

Most notably, Kaka - the Lions' captain and star man, who scored their first MLS goal and has inspired team-mates ever since - has announced his decision to leave the club.

There is no doubt that the prospect of playing alongside Kaka has been a huge selling point for Orlando and their management will now have to look elsewhere for a source of inspiration.

Kaka is seen on the field prior to a MLS soccer match between Real Salt Lake and the Orlando City SC at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Kaka will not start...

Cyle Larin has particularly benefited from Kaka's presence, with his first steps into professional football aided by a man who was once the best player in the world.

And so Leeds United's hopes of signing Larin - reported by the print edition of The Sun on Sunday, September 10 - can only be boosted by this latest development.

Orlando already have a replacement for Larin in the form of Dom Dwyer and they would also now have extra room for a star man, to share the goal load, in their budget vacated by Kaka.

Cyle Larin #9 of Orlando City SC celebrates his goal with Matias Perez Garcia #32 and Carlos Rivas #11 and Antonio Nocerino #23 of Orlando City SC during a MLS soccer match between New...

If Leeds are to maintain a promotion push this term - rather than fading in the Championship as they did last year - a move for Larin, who has 43 league goals in three seasons, would represent a significant coup.

Kaka's announcement should only encourage the Yorkshire club in their pursuit.

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