Despite drawing with Real Madrid on the final day of the season, Leganes were relegated after finishing a point behind 17th placed Celta Vigo.
Like other clubs who have faced the drop around Europe, they now need to consider selling players. That’s both to balance the books, but also because several won’t really fancy playing in the Spanish second division.
AS take a look at the situation today, and one player who could be leaving is Jonathan Silva. The 26 year old left-back had a good season, and AS assume there’ll be interested clubs this summer.
One of those would be Leeds United, and it’s claimed Silva’s agent has already made it known that there’s interest from Elland Road. A transfer fee of around €3m is suggested, and that’s what Leganes paid when they signed him from Sporting last year.
Born in Argentina, Silva also holds an Italian passport, so Leeds United wouldn’t face any issues over a work permit. Added to the relatively low fee, that’s an advantage, and this could be a good opportunity for Marcelo Bielsa, with Silva likely a player he and Victor Orta are already well aware of.