Samu Saiz exit must make Leeds regret failed swoop for Emi Buendia
Leeds United recently confirmed that attacking midfield playmaker Samu Saiz was leaving the club.
Homesick Saiz is set to return to Spain, joining Getafe initially on loan with a view to a permanent deal from January 1st.
This leaves a hole in Leeds’ midfield ranks as they aim to replace his creativity.
And Saiz’s exit will surely have Leeds regretting missing out on Emi Buendia last summer.
According to The Star, Buendia was a target for Leeds back in January last year.
And in the summer transfer window, The Eastern Daily Press confirmed that Leeds were in the hunt for Buendia before his Norwich City switch.
Since joining Norwich, the former Real Madrid trainee has been in excellent form.
The 21-year-old’s tally of three goals and three assists in the Championship has helped Norwich jump to second in the league – just behind Leeds.
Buendia has that creative sparkle that Saiz also possesses; that La Liga flair that either works wonders or flops.
With 28 successful dribbles, 696 passes and 39 key passes in just 19 league games, according to Who Scored, the Argentina under-20 midfielder is providing a major threat for the Canaries.
And now that Saiz is heading away from Elland Road, Buendia is exactly the type of player Leeds could have done with to replace him.