Leeds United came in at what seemed the last minute for highly rated Spanish attacking midfielder Samu Saiz and looked as if they had just missed the boat. However, unlike many previous years Leeds seem to have outbid the other clubs and are now front runners to get the signature.
Many are saying it’s nearly a done deal but that is never the case in modern day football. The likes of Real Betis and Las Palmas are also in the running, established La Liga clubs that will be of much interest to Saiz who hasn’t yet made an impact at the top level of Spanish football. The favourites were Eibar who have just received a sizable transfer fee from Newcastle United for Florian Lejune but it seems that the bid from Leeds will be just as high, if not higher and the wages of Leeds may trump that of the Spanish club, with Andrea Radrizzani apparently set to fork out nearly £20k per week.
Saiz is certainly a player that would appeal to Leeds United fans if what we have read and watched arrives in West Yorkshire. Direct, quick and tricky as well as having some serious end product. He has been repeatedly touted as being the best talent outside of the Spanish top tier last season and judging by the fee of around £3 million that Leeds are reportedly looking to pay it would suggest that the club are big admirers of him. He is expected to make a decision next week at some stage as the ball is firmly in his court. For a change Leeds United may have outbid the other suitors.