By Harry Sykes

Samu Saiz made his full league debut for Leeds United in their 0-0 draw against Fulham on Tuesday night – and fans took to Twitter to rave about him.

The Spanish playmaker was selected in the starting line-up ahead of Kemar Roofe as manager Thomas Christiansen name the summer signing as one of the three attacking midfielders along with Pablo Hernandez and another new arrival Ezgjan Alioski.

Leeds failed to score for the second home match in four days but most supporters were encouraged by their team’s display against 2016-17 play-off semi-finalists Fulham.

The Elland Road faithfully universally acclaimed the performance of Saiz, 26, as they noted how his composure on the ball and willingness to work hard off it.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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Saiz marked his Leeds debut with a brilliant hat-trick in the team’s League Cup triumph over Port Vale last week.

The playmaker produced three classy finishes to set up a 4-1 win in the first round of the competition and announce himself after a £3million move from Spanish side Huesca last month.

Saiz was then a second-half substitute in Leeds’ draw against Preston last Saturday before being handed his first league start against Fulham.

In other Leeds United news, Football Insider can exclusively reveal that Thomas Christiansen is lining up a move for a centre-back who is highly regarded and is captain of his club.

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