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Newly-promoted Leeds United are looking to beat Arsenal, Everton and Aston Villa to the signature of La Liga play-maker Jose Campana, according to El Desmarque.

Seven years ago, a Spain U21 international headed to England with Crystal Palace pulling off what looked like a real coup in the summer of 2013.

But, after just six Premier League appearances, the young Campana was on his way back home after failing to adapt to the speed and power of the English game.

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Perhaps that was a classic case of too much too soon.

But, with reports suggesting that many a top-flight club would jump at the chance to offer the 27-year-old a second chance, it seems that a disappointing spell at Selhurst Park has not had a lasting impact on his reputation.

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Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are interested in a midfielder coded by Arsenal DNA.

Campana is a real throwback of a playmaker who wouldn’t look out of place in the Arsene Wenger era, a classically Spanish footballer capable of controlling the tempo with his pinpoint passing while leaving defenders red faced by shimmying out of the tightest of gaps.

Campana, who produced seven assists for an attractive Leganes side this season, is also a target for Aston Villa, Everton and a newly-promoted Leeds.

But, according to El Desmarque, his dream destination is a place he knows well.

Campana started his career at Seville and, given the choice, he would return home in a heartbeat.

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