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

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani (L), Victory Orta (M) and Angus Kinnear (R).
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani (L), Victory Orta (M) and Angus Kinnear (R).
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Analytics FC have announced a formal link up with Leeds United as a partner in the club's "scouting and recruitment process".

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.

"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.”