December 7, 2021

Roma target Leeds director of football Orta

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Leeds United’s Victor Orta has emerged as a top target for Roma as they look to appoint a new director of football, according to reports in Italy.

Orta has become a key figure at Elland Road after leading several successful recruitment drives in his role as director of football.

He was also instrumental in the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s head coach in 2018.

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Orta tops a shortlist of three for the position at Roma, with Lille’s Luis Campos and former RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick also being considered.

Orta, who began his career at Sevilla, joined Leeds in 2017 after a spell at Middlesbrough, and was also linked with RB Leipzig earlier in the year.

Under his guidance, Leeds have signed Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno, Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente, Freiburg defender Robin Koch, Lorient goalkeeper Illan Meslier and Wigan forward Joe Gelhardt since achieving promotion to the Premier League.

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They have also added Helder Costa from Wolves on a permanent deal following his loan spell last year, and re-signed Jack Harrison on another loan deal from Manchester City.

Transfer Deadline Day – October 5

The summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday October 5 with a feast of activity throughout the day involving the biggest names in football.

Some of the highlights to enjoy on Sky Sports News and across our Sky Sports platforms:

  • Breakfast with David Ginola and Rachel Yankey
  • The Football Show Special with Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole
  • Countdown with Harry and Jamie Redknapp
  • Supporters at the heart of the show with Sky VIP fan wall

You can also follow the stories on Sky Sports‘ digital platforms, with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

Here’s all you need to know about Deadline Dayand how to keep across all the deals and drama with Sky Sports.