Leeds United were credited with interest in Miguel Gutiérrez in April, with it being suggested the Whites wanted to take the Real Madrid youngster on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Since then, the hype around the 19-year-old has really been growing. Media outlets close to Los Blancos have been singing his virtues and it’s been claimed on multiple occasions that Madrid are unlikely to use their Sergio Reguilon buyback option, having sold the player to Tottenham, because they feel they have a better prospect on their hands.

Gutiérrez has made three La Liga appearances this season, all as a substitute and at left-back, and with Marcelo’s powers clearly beginning to fade it’s thought he can be a long term answer.

Real Madrid also have Ferland Mendy, so if Marcelo leaves in the summer, the plan would be for Mendy to start matches and have competition from Gutiérrez. However, Marcelo’s contract lasts until June 2022, so there’s a reasonable chance he’ll be sticking around.

El Espanol report on the situation, and Leeds United interest in Gutiérrez is mentioned. It’s stated Marcelo Bielsa’s side are aware they could only get the player on loan, with no buying option, and whilst Madrid would prefer to have him next season, it’s a chance which isn’t ruled out.