Have Leeds identified the prolific version of Samu Saiz in Alex Gallar?

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Championship giants Leeds United are reportedly keen to raid La Liga 2 side Huesca once again, this time for left-winger Alex Gallar.

Samu Saiz of Leeds United(C) celebrates his sides second goal with team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017...

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.

Samuel Saiz of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

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.

Isco of Real Madrid tries to beat Alex Gallar (L) of Cornella during the Copa Del Rey Round of 32, Second Leg match between Real Madrid CF and Cornella at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on...

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.

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