Samu Saiz is reportedly unlikely to remain at Spanish side Getafe beyond the summer as he struggles to make an impression with the La Liga club. But the latest report surrounding his future could leave Pablo Hernandez envious.
Saiz, 28, has managed just nine appearances for Getafe since joining the top-tier side on a loan-to-buy deal from Leeds. He has remained an unused substitute for the past four league games.
El Gol Digital claim Getafe are increasingly unlikely to offer Saiz a permanent stay, with a £5.6million clause inserted in the loan deal. But the report also states that another La Liga side are keen to sign the playmaker.
Saiz left Leeds as he was homesick and it is clear that he wants to remain in Spain. The former Huesca and Atletico Madrid star has a contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2021.
But Valencia are now interested in signing Saiz despite his lack of appearances at Getafe. That might just make Hernandez slightly jealous, given that Hernandez came through the ranks at the Spanish side.
Hernandez, who turns 34 next month, turned out 157 times for Valencia. He scored 25 goals and created 28 more in that time, and will understandably have a soft spot for Los Blancos.
Ex-Swansea man Hernandez has been in excellent form for the Whites. He has scored eight goals and created 11 more in just 28 Championship appearances. The Spain international has certainly provided the creative spark.
Surely then, a move from Leeds to Valencia for Saiz – albeit an excellent move for all parties involved – will leave Hernandez slightly jealous that Saiz is going to play for his boyhood club.