Leeds wanted £5.2m World Cup ace Andres Guardado, is move more viable under Bielsa?

Andres Guardado of Mexico is tackled by Sami Khedira of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in...

Leeds fans may have seen a familiar name in action for Mexico yesterday.

Andres Guardado of Mexico looks on during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Mexico and Russia at Kazan Arena on June 24, 2017 in Kazan, Russia.

Last summer Leeds United were linked with a staggering move for Mexican international Andres Guardado.

The links came as as shock, with Spanish outlet El Gol Digital reporting the Whites were willing to spend £5.2 million on the versatile star.

Andres Guardado of Mexico is challenged by Marco Reus of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in...

Guardado showed his class yesterday in Mexico's shock World Cup win over Germany.

With the Whites appointing big name boss Marcelo Bielsa, is a move suddenly more viable?

Bielsa's name value alone is enough to make Guardado sit up and take notice of an offer which comes his way.

Andres Guardado of Mexico is tackled by Sami Khedira of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in...

The Mexican is an ideal fit for Bielsa's system, able to play at left-back, on the wing, or in central midfield, that versatility would bode well for the Argentine's 3-3-1-3 formation of preference.

Coutning against a move is the fact Guardado is now 31, with Bielsa preferring younger players.

Yet his age is what makes a move to Leeds possible, with the player entering the back end of his career.

A tempting wage offer and ambitious project could be enough to land him... providing his star does not shine too brightly at the World Cup, and put him truly beyond Leeds' reach.

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