Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that Samu Saiz will return to Leeds United in the summer but the Yorkshire club are expecting offers from Spain for the playmaker to remain in his home country.
The 28-year-old joined Leeds in the summer of 2017 as one of Victor Orta’s main signings. His performances immediately made him a favourite among supporters.
He has since clocked up 58 appearances for the Whites, scoring 10 goals and creating 12 assists. But he wanted to return to his home country in the January window, and a loan-to-buy move was arranged with La Liga side Getafe.
It has been a dismal move. Making six appearances in quick succession, Saiz has failed to pull on the blue of Getafe since February. It is now unlikely that the permanent £5.6million (TeamTalk) clause will be activated.
The report claims that Saiz will return to Leeds in the summer, but also states that Marcelo Bielsa’s outfit are expecting offers from Spain that will allow Saiz to remain in his home country.
Leeds certainly have not suffered without Saiz. Upon his departure, fans were concerned the talented Spaniard’s exit would leave the Whites without any kind of creativity from the middle of the park.
But since his leaving, Pablo Hernandez has continued to be a reliable source of creativity. Matuesz Klich has been one of Leeds’ most reliable performers, while the form of Tyler Roberts is one of the best in the side currently.
Saiz will be out of favour if and when he returns to Leeds. He has to be sold in the summer.