Leeds United link up with data company to aid Victor Orta's summer recruitment

Analytics FC have announced a formal link up with Leeds United as a partner in the club's "scouting and recruitment process".

Monday, 24th June 2019, 12:20 pm
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani (L), Victory Orta (M) and Angus Kinnear (R).

The data company has been used by the Whites in recent seasons, and provided United with a key scouting report on January transfer target Daniel James before his proposed move from Swansea City fell through on deadline day.

Leeds will now enter a partnership with Analytics FC, who already aid Premier League side West Ham, League One outfit AFC Wimbledon and MLS franchise Colorado Rapids.

They provide a "full range of services" which include a data-scouting platform - TransferLab - which tracks players in over "ninety competitions globally and help manage their scouting network".

Victor Orta said of the partnership: “Football recruitment is changing constantly and whilst there is no substitute for the well trained eye of a scout, we also need to combine that skill with various scouting tools – a system like Analytics FC’s TransferLab gives us incredibly important information and allows us to create comparisons between targets and other players in the market place.

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"We are delighted to join forces with Jeremy and his team and we look forward to continuing to find talent from the UK, Europe and beyond.”