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Has Pawel Cibicki been handed a Leeds United reprieve by Samuel Saiz exit?

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Has Pawel Cibicki been handed a Leeds United reprieve by Samuel Saiz exit?

The Swedish attacker looked on his way out of Leeds United.

Samuel Saiz has left Leeds United. The Spaniard wanted to return to Spain because of personal problems and Leeds allowed him to leave. Saiz, according to the Mirror, has joined Getafe on loan with a view to a permanent £6 million signature in the summer.

With his exit now confirmed, could it be a reprieve for a forgotten Leeds United player.

Leeds signed Swedish international Pawel Cibicki in 2017 for a fee reported by the YEP to be in the region of £1.5 million.

Despite occasionally impressing during his time with Leeds he was allowed to join Molde in the summer on loan. In his seven fleeting Championship appearances, he provided two assists but had been outcasted by Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom. Marcelo Bielsa decided in the summer he would not get a chance.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Samuel Saiz of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

His spell at Molde, where he worked under the interim manager-elect of Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was fairly successful. The attacking midfielder provided three assists and scored three goals in 13 appearances in Norway.

 

However, not long after his return, the YEP suggested Leeds had put him up for sale and a move to Major League Soccer was a possibility.

But with Saiz now gone, there is a clear gap in the team that Cibicki might have a chance of fulfilling.

This might be the reprieve the Swede has been searching for to turn his Leeds career around.

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