According to @osca_cannizzaro, a journalist who specifically reports on S.D. Huesca, Leeds have entered the race to sign their Spanish attacking midfielder Samu Saiz- with many other Spanish top flight sides also interested.

The journalist claims that Eibar were close to concluding a deal for Huesca’s 26 year old, however Leeds have attempted to hijack the deal with a lucrative offer, meaning that Saiz has to choose between the two in the coming weeks.

Saiz is a Real Madrid academy graduate, and progressed through the system when Leeds’ newly appointed board member Ivan Bravo was at the club. The attacking midfielder never managed to progress into the first team, however managed 25 appearances in their B team. He was later released in 2011 and joined fourth tiered side UD Melilla, and has had stints at Getafe and Athletico Madrid before joining his current side S.D. Huesca in 2015 who play in Spain’s second division. Since his arrival the attacking midfielder has racked up 69 appearances, and has contributed 15 goals.

The 26 year old has a release clause in his contract of €3million according to fellow spanish journalists, and they see him as good value for money at that price. Siaz been quoted to be the best player in Spain’s second division and last campaign he managed to score 12 goals as well as assist 7 times behind a loan striker for Huesca, however the Championship will be a huge step up in quality.

Leeds have been previously linked with Saiz in the 2016 January transfer window, but a move never materialised and the 26 year old stayed in Spain. It is expected that most of Leeds’ summer recruits will be coming from abroad because of the new transfer structure set up by director of football Victor Orta, however will Samu Siaz be the first of many?

 

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