Scouts from Leeds United were present to watch the U20 World Cup in Poland this week, and Ecuadorian youngster Alexander Alvarado is believed to have impressed the Whites.
According to South American media outlet Ecuavisa, scouts from Elland Road were present to watch Ecuador’s under-20 side take on South Korea on Tuesday afternoon, where winger Alvarado caught the eye.
The winger, able to play on either flank, scored one goal and produced one assist throughout the competition, and both his attacking and defensive work has reportedly impressed a host of high-profile clubs, including Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.
The 20-year-old currently plays for Ecuadorian side SD Aucas, and joined from Gualaceo in January 2018. He has since made 51 appearances for the club, scoring three goals and producing four assists.
It remains to be seen whether Leeds make a move to sign the exciting wide-man, however wingers are believed to be on the club’s radar this summer.
Helder Costa, Jack Harrison and Ryan Kent are all believed be targets for the club, as per reports from the Yorkshire Evening Post, as Bielsa looks to add more firepower to his side in their quest for Premier League football next season.
Alvarado certainly looks to be a very talented player, who has clearly caught the eye after some impressive performances at the U20 World Cup.
Bielsa has fantastic knowledge of the South American leagues, and he could uncover a real gem if he can lure Alvarado to England this summer.
They definitely need some fresh faces out wide, as they looked far too shy going forward at times last season.