By Abigail Withey
Leeds United’s summer signing Samu Saiz has revealed that his sensational hat-trick against Port Vale on Wednesday is just the beginning.
Thomas Christiansen’s side notched a 4-1 victory against Port Vale in the first round of the EFL Cup at Elland Road, with new signing Saiz, 26, finding the net three times.
The Spaniard was one of four new recruits who all made their debut at the club’s home ground which included first competitive run-outs for Caleb Ekuban, Saiz, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Mateusz Klich.
Saiz was signed by Thomas Christiansen last month from SD Huesca in a four-year-deal worth over £3 million.
Although the Spaniard was on the bench for Leeds’ victory against Bolton in their Championship opener at the weekend, he came out with a vengeance in the cup and gave Christiansen a selection headache for Saturday.
After his hat-trick, the 26-year-old expressed his delight on social media and said that his goal scoring was just the start, suggesting there’s a lot more to come.
The attacker said on his official Twitter account that it was amazing to hear 15,000 fans screaming after his strikes.
— Samuel Sáiz Alonso (@Samusaiz) August 9, 2017
Leeds will now look ahead to their Championship home match on Saturday against Preston, where fans will hope Saiz can repeat his heroics on a bigger stage.
Christiansen will be pleased that his summer squad overhaul appears to be taking the club in the right direction and even at this early stage will have his sights set on promotion to the top flight.
In other Leeds news, supporters have reacted to the performance of Ekuban against League Two Vale.