For a few weeks, Victor Orta’s name has repeatedly been mentioned by the Italian media when discussing AS Roma’s search for a Director of Football.
The Spaniard has impressed at Leeds, and it’s understandable that he’s getting attention, but a move to the Serie A club has long felt unlikely for a couple of reasons.
Right now it’s an exciting time at Elland Road, with the club doing well on their return to life in the Premier League. Orta has been working well with Marcelo Bielsa and clearly has a good relationship with owner Andrea Radrizzani, so there doesn’t appear an obvious reason to leave.
On top of that, Orta was mentored by Monchi at Sevilla, and given the problems his fellow Spaniard had at Roma, the destination itself may not be too attractive.
Despite all of that, Gazzetta say there’s been some kind of contact with the Leeds United official. The same goes for Michael Emenalo, formerly of Chelsea, Ralf Rangnick and Luis Campos.
Everything would appear to be at the initial stage right now, and none of the reports have given Orta’s stance on the matter. That’s likely when Roma would hit problems, with a stay at Leeds United looking the likeliest scenario right now.