Leeds United are braced for offers from Spain for Samuel Saiz in the summer transfer window, according to Marca.
The Spanish publication claims that Getafe, who signed the playmaker on loan in January, are yet to decide whether they will take up their option to secure him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
However , Marca report Leeds are expecting to field offers for the 28-year-old from a number of clubs in his homeland, with El Gol Digital previously reporting that Valencia are interested in signing him.
Football Insider verdict:
Saiz has had a miserable time at Getafe since getting the return to Spain they he pushed so hard to engineer in the middle of Leeds’ promotion-chasing season. The player who had showed glimpses of real class during his 18 months at Elland Road high-tailed it to Madrid before he even had time to say his goodbyes to the crowd who had sung his name. Saiz would have expected to be a key man for the La Liga club, but that has not proved to be the case. He has made just two starts and not had a single minute of action since February despite being fit and available for action. Leeds will not want Saiz back this summer, that’s for sure, irrespective of whether they get promoted or not. Yet, they will be nervous of securing their £6million valuation (source: Yorkshire Evening Post), given the player’s barren run. Ex Real Madrid academy product Saiz’s reputation in Spain is such there should be plenty of offers. One may come from Valencia, who are owned by billionaire Peter Lim and are one of the most historic clubs in Spanish football. Leeds would be delighted if it did.
In other Leeds United news, the club are closing in on a JAWDROPPING £177million windfall after developments this week.