Leeds United have confirmed the departure of Samuel Saiz, and it is being met with a mixed reaction by fans.
Many are disappointed to lose a player of his quality, whilst others argue that he was too inconsistent to warrant a place in the squad, particularly as he has declined over the last few months.
Others highlighted the fact that Saiz requested to leave midway through last season, which was what led to his loan spell at Getafe.
Saiz signed for Leeds in 2017 and made 58 appearances in total. He remained part of first-team plans after Marcelo Bielsa took charge but after stating he was unhappy in England it always seemed likely that he would leave Leeds on a permanent basis.
Girona have signed the Spaniard for an undisclosed fee, but it is likely Leeds will have tried to recoup much of the approximate £3.5m they spent on him two years ago, particularly as Getafe had the option of making his loan permanent for £6.5m.
Here are some of the contrasting responses from Leeds fans on Twitter.
— CL ???????? (@___CGZ___) July 18, 2019
— Tyler (@LUFCTy) July 18, 2019
Goodbye sweet Prince
— Steven Reeson (@sreeeson) July 18, 2019
Good, that’s one situation that needed sorting out once and for all. Such a shame.
— Jo Bedford ???? (@El_Loco_JoJo) July 18, 2019
Wow it’s like that money can be used on a centre back…
— Coel Bramley ???????? (@LUFC_Brammers) July 18, 2019
Why’s everyone annoyed that he’s left he was on loan last season and didn’t even want to be at the club.
— harvey (@harvey85105976) July 18, 2019
“Undisclosed fee” is just another phrase for “Absolute peanuts”
— King Coops (@ManLikeMateusz) July 18, 2019
People are fuming when he’s up for match fixing ???????? the lad has ruined his career unfortunately, class at times but the wrong mindset towards football
— Zack Gurd (@ZackGurd) July 18, 2019
Sold for a £5 note I bet.
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 18, 2019