On Tuesday, Leeds United’s Victor Orta was at a summit for TransferRoom, report Gazzetta dello Sport.
The idea is clubs coming together via an online platform so they can manage transfers in a more modern and efficient way.
Orta seems to be very involved in the platform and the Leeds United man is quoted on TransferRoom’s website saying: “I feel very comfortable using TransferRoom, because the information is exclusive to a closed circle of football professionals. It is definitely the future of football to have more synergy between clubs.”
Orta’s close friend Monchi, who he worked with at Sevilla, has also backed the system, saying it saved him time on business whilst at AS Roma.
This week’s meeting was held in Barcelona, and Gazzetta believe the plan was to help build contacts between clubs, so to get more using the platform. It follows on from a previous similar meeting in London, which was held during November.
Orta opened the summit, but there’s no coverage of what he said. Gazzetta explain the event enabled club officials to ‘initiate contacts and exchange ideas for the summer market’.
Leeds United’s Director of Football clearly sees this as the way forward in transfers, throwing his support behind it, so if the club haven’t already done business via TransferRoom it’s likely they soon will.
More than 150 clubs are already signed up.