Report: Leeds United willing to pay £5.2m for Andrés Guardado

Valencia's Spanish forward Rodri (up) fights for the ball with Real Betis' Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado (down) during the Spanish league football match Real Betis FC vs Valencia FC...

Andrés Guardado is said to be interesting Leeds United ahead of the January transfer window.

Valencia's Spanish forward Rodri (up) fights for the ball with Real Betis' Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado (down) during the Spanish league football match Real Betis FC vs Valencia FC...

According to a report on Spanish website El Gol Digital, Leeds United are lining up a move for Andrés Guardado of Real Betis.

Leeds are said to be willing to spend £5.2 million on the midfielder, who is currently impressing in La Liga.

Guardado has six assists and one goal to his name in the Spanish top flight this season, and although he only moved to Betis from PSV last summer, Leeds are already said to be willing to swoop.

Andres Guardado of Mexico controls the ball during the International Friendly match between Poland and Mexico at Energa Arena Stadium on November 13, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland.

Betis are believed to be considering allowing Guardado to leave, if Leeds to stump up a bid of over £5 million, as they realise it is a strong offer.

Betis could make profit on what they paid to sign Guardado only five months ago, and at the age of 31 the Mexican has little resale value.

If Guardado was to move to Leeds it would be quite a coup for Thomas Christiansen’s side.

Mexico's midfielder Andres Guardado (L) celebrates with Mexico's midfielder Hirving Lozano (R) after scoring a goal during the international friendly football match between Belgium and...

Guardado has made a whopping 144 appearances for Mexico over his career, and has represented the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Valencia.

Guardado generally plays in central midfield, and would be in competition with the likes of Eunan O’Kane, Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira for a place in Leeds’ team, if he was to move to Elland Road.

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