Leeds United fans, allow me to introduce you to Mika Väyrynen – the latest in a never ending list of largely unknown players linked with a move to Elland Road.

From looking at the picture above – which was taken from the midfielder’s Twitter account – you could be forgiven for thinking this is what happens when those “arty” types decide to fuse their passion for art with their love of music and release a really poor indie pop album featuring the mating noises of a blue whale.

But don’t let that put you off. Whilst it’s always hard to judge a player based on YouTube videos and records from other leagues, spells at PSV Eindhoven and Heerenveen are encouraging.

More encouraging still are the 54 caps he’s collected for Finland.

Here then, we have an international midfielder who has forged a successful career in Holland and is currently available on a free transfer. All seems too good to be true…

According to some reports Mika has already signed for Red Bull Salzburg. However, the Finnish media are now claiming that a last minute u-turn saw him board a plane for England to have talks with Leeds United.