If it works once, why not try again.
That appears to be the approach Leeds United are taking as they eye up a second Huesca play-maker in the space of a year.
As reported by Diario de Leon, the Whites are keen to sign Alex Gallar from the La Liga 2 leaders. And intriguingly, Huesca signed the 25-year-old from Leeds’ sister club Cultural Leonesa in the summer of 2016 as a replacement for the Elland Road-bound Samu Saiz.
And like Leeds’ influential number 21, Gallar looks far too good for La Liga 2. He has five goals and five assists for Huesca this season but it is his form for Cultural the year before that catches the eye even more.
In the 2015/16 season, Gallar was arguably the best player in the third tier of Spanish football. He hit 23 goals in all competitions, including 18 in the league, to fire Cultural Leonesa to promotion up to the second division; all from his favoured left-wing position.
Saiz, meanwhile, has never reached the 20-goal mark in his professional career, despite being two years older than his Huesca successor.
For all of Saiz’s technical gifts, it appears that Gallar is more of a goal-scorer, which could serve Leeds well as no one has hit double figures for the Whites in the Championship so far in 2017/18.
Gallar also struck 12 times for Tenerife in 2013/14 and boasts a respectable record at all of his other clubs outside Spain’s top tier.
So if Leeds get their man, they can expect more than just a play-maker.