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Report suggests Aspire-owned Spanish midfielder Mario Ortiz could join Leeds United

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The 28-year-old spent last season with Cultural Leonesa.

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There is plenty of change currently ongoing at Leeds United, including among the hierarchy. The club have a new chairman, managing director and director of football. They also appointed former Real Madrid man Ivan Bravo to the board.

The Spaniard is serving his role with Leeds whilst maintaining his position as general director of the Aspire Academy in Qatar. It is through that link that Leeds are now being linked with a move for Spanish midfielder Mario Ortiz.

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The 28-year-old spent last season with Cultural Leonesa, a side owned by the Aspire Foundation. He is signed to the company, and as reported by Leonoticias in Spain, he has signed on for two more seasons with the Qatari organisation.

The report goes on to suggest that he could end up playing for any three of Leonesa, another Aspire satellite team in Belgian outfit KAS Eupen or at Bravo’s latest endeavour, Leeds United.

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The midfielder started his career at Racing Santander before joining Espanyol in 2012. However his best years came during a three-year stint at Albacete.

A cultural midfielder he is best known for his passing game and would certainly be an interesting, albeit uninspiring, recruit for Leeds if he does end up at Elland Road.

At the moment, nothing appears advanced, but Ortiz may be a name to keep an eye on this summer.

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