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Leeds United attacker edges closer to Elland Road exit

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Leeds United attacking midfielder Samuel Saiz is in advanced talks to join a Spanish top-flight club as he prepares to leave Elland Road for good, according to Football Insider.

The 28-year-old has been trying to secure a permanent move away from Elland Road for months and has been told to find a new club by the end of this week.

Leeds have held talks with a number of Spanish clubs and have made it clear that they are only interested in a permanent deal for Saiz, having already rejected several loan offers for the playmaker.

Saiz has two years remaining on his contract at Elland Road and Leeds had hoped to get around £6million for him, although few clubs have been prepared to match their valuation.

The Spaniard spent last season on loan in his homeland with Getafe but struggled to make an impact, making just two league starts in twelve appearances in all competitions and scoring a single goal.

Saiz scored nine goals and provided seven assists in all competitions during his debut season for Leeds, after joining from SD Huesca in 2017.

The Verdict

After such a promising start to his Leeds career, it’s fair to say that things haven’t worked out for Saiz at Elland Road.

The Spaniard probably isn’t going to get much of a chance at Leeds this season and there’s no point in him remaining at the club if he’s unhappy.

He’s still a decent player though and hopefully he will be able to get his career back on track in his homeland.

It seems as though Leeds have been unable to get the £6million they wanted for Saiz, but they should still be able to get a decent fee for him.

He’s probably on decent money at Leeds too, so it will allow the club to trim their wage bill, as they work towards new deals for key players Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe.

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