In news just emerging, and reported via Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post, it appears that Leeds United and talented forward Samu Saiz are about to part ways.
Saiz, who on his day is unplayable, is, according to Hay, Unsettled in England” and has been “looking at the option of resuming his career in Spain since the summer.”
The Spaniard was a summer 2017 signing from Spanish side Huesca, arriving at Elland Road for a fee thought to be £3m. Early signs were that the Whites had a player on their hands, one who could be a force in the Sky Bet Championship.
The 27-year-old had a knack of driving at players, his low centre of gravity often meaning that he was hard to knock off the ball. He also had a turn of pace, and was good with his feet – opposition defenders were often scared to commit.
Last season he scored five goals in the Championship and provided eight assists, but also demonstrated signs of inconsistency when his head dropped and his morale was flagging.
This season, the Spanish wizard set off ablaze and his sparkling prowess and potential was prominent as Leeds hit their stride early. Yet, and despite three assists so far, form has deserted him and Saiz has found himself more on the bench than on the pitch.
His English adventure seems to be coming to an end though, with reports that Spanish La Liga side Getafe are interested in taking him back to Spain.
Whilst Leeds United fans may be a touch worried and apprehensive at Saiz’s possible departure, they do have a ready-made replacement in Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown. Brown’s recuperation from a knee injury seems to be over, the attacker primed for the go.