By Harry Sykes
Samuel Saiz was a second-half substitute in Leeds United’s 2-0 win over Oxford on Saturday – and fans took to Twitter to hail the new signing.
The Spanish playmaker was introduced midway through the second half of the Elland Road clash as a replacement for Pablo Hernandez.
Saiz made a big impression with supporters, who praised his technical quality and ability on the ball.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Samu Saiz looks like he oozes class on the ball #LUFC
— Nick Carlin (@Nicklufc801) July 29, 2017
Saiz has to start, not Pablo. #LUFC
— Simon Nutt (@snutt30) July 29, 2017
Not getting carried away, but I’ve just commissioned a Samu Saiz fresco on my bedroom ceiling. #lufc
— CK (@ephemeraljoy) July 29, 2017
Saiz looks a bit Battyesque. Cool on the ball. Decent passer. #lufc
— Jonathan Lorrimer (@Lorrimer) July 29, 2017
Saiz looks pure quality for me. Biggest plus for me today. Klich and Sako also impressed me #lufc
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) July 29, 2017
Saiz looked very good but if im being harsh he was abit too casual for my liking, classy player though #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) July 29, 2017
Saiz looks a baller, roll on next week! #lufc
— Jordan Hunt (@jordyyyhunt) July 29, 2017
I know it’s only pre season but Orta’s recruitment so far has looked good. Saiz, Pennington and Alioski looked good. #lufc
— BC (@BC_LUFC) July 29, 2017
Goals from Kemar Roofe and Stuart Dallas sealed a win for Leeds in their final pre-season match ahead of their Championship opener against Bolton next weekend.
Saiz is one of the headline signings of what has been a major recruitment drive by United this summer after he completed a £3million move from Spanish second-tier club Huesca earlier this month.
The 26-year-old Real Madrid academy product was one of the outstanding players in La Liga 2 last season, scoring 12 goals as Huesca narrowly failed to secure promotion to the top flight.
In other Leeds transfer news, a left-back has headed to Elland Road as he aims to secure a permanent transfer from top-flight club.