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Leeds United round-up: Saiz thankful, Darlow wanted and Brown injury update

Saiz thankful

Samuel Saiz has departed Leeds United. The Spanish midfielder underwent a medical yesterday ahead of a loan move to Getafe. The attacker is believed to have wanted to return to his homeland for personal reasons.

The Mirror reports that Leeds have been paid £500,000 for the loan deal. A further £5.8 million will be spent to make the deal permanent in the summer.

Saiz has since thanked the Yorkshire club in helping facilitate a speedy exit, praising Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta for ‘understanding’ his situation.

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Goalkeeper Karl Darlow during the Newcastle United Training Session at The Newcastle United Training Centre on November 15, 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Darlow hunt

Karl Darlow is one of the goalkeeping options being considered by Leeds United for January. The Yorkshire Evening Post suggests that the keeper’s current club Newcastle United are open to his exit and would want £4 million. However, Leeds are said to be considering a loan move with a view to making it permanent next summer.

Leeds need a new stopper after Jamal Blackman broke his leg last month and returned to parent club Chelsea.

Brown OK

Izzy Brown’s latest injury problem has been played down by Leeds United. The attacker limped from the field in an under-23 game against Barnsley yesterday.

However, his bad knee, which has kept him out of action for over a year, was not the reason for his withdrawal.

Brown had a tight hamstring and is not expected to miss any game time because of the issue.

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