The power of Leeds United has always had its place in football. From the glory years to the abyss of League One the fans have been the constant and they are well known in the footballing world. In the case of Samu Saiz he was on his way elsewhere before Leeds and our fans got involved, and Saiz couldn’t ignore the relentless messages telling him to head to West Yorkshire.
Orta said, “We are delighted with the signing of Samuel, he is a player we feel can improve the squad and excite the fans, who have made a huge impression on the player already.”
“When the speculation regarding a potential transfer to Leeds hit social media last month, Samu received hundreds of messages from Leeds United supporters encouraging him to join the club which was one of the reasons he turned down other clubs to come to us this summer.”
The deal to bring Samu Saiz to Leeds was extremely complicated and a deal had to be negotiated with both Huesca and Atletico Madrid where Saiz had joined from. It took weeks, the deal was on and then off but eventually he touched down in Leeds from Malaga and the deal was announced. However it took a few more days for the official confirmation that a four-year-deal had been signed by the talented Spanish attacking midfielder.
If reports in Spain were accurate then a deal was all but in place for Saiz to head to Eibar of La Liga before the news came through that Leeds United may well be looking to sign the player. Leeds fans got to work on social media and by the sounds of it Saiz made up his mind, the fact that Leeds were offering more money also played a huge part in him coming to the club but the fact that Orta praised the fans just shows that there is still room to turn heads through passion as well as money.