Spanish outlet Plaza Desportiva today features a piece on Levante midfielder José Campaña and his future at the club.
Despite the big importance the 28-year-old has for the La Liga side, they’ve been missing him for many games this season, due to physical problems and a long suspension he had.
Now in case of relegation, they could end up letting him go for little, and that’s when the outlet recalls that Levante could’ve sold him to Leeds United a couple of years ago.
The outlet points out that in the summer of 2020, Victor Orta’s side had ‘knocked on his door’ for his signing, and turned around once they got to know that the Spanish club were demanding €30m for the transfer.
Campaña did not ‘explode’ as expected, as injuries harmed this development, but still, he continued being an important asset for Levante. That’s why they’re now worried they may lose him this summer, as a clause in his contract says he’ll have ‘no difficulties’ to leave in case of relegation.
The situation isn’t completely clear, but it says in case the club don’t keep his salary, which is of €3m per season and quite high for a second division side, then he’d be free to go.
It’s pointed out there’s been a ‘soap opera’ regarding his potential exit every summer, and in case Leeds United are still interested, that could definitely be an interesting opportunity to sign him on a cheaper deal this time.