It has been a year to forget for Samuel Saiz, hasn’t it?
After enjoying a superb 2017/18 campaign for Leeds United, it is fair to say that the midfielder’s fortunes have spiralled since Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival last summer
Despite starting the first 14 games of the season for the Whites, a number of under-par performances by Saiz soon saw the likes of Stuart Dallas and Jack Harrison over-take him in the pecking order at Elland Road. With Bielsa unwilling to give the 28-year-old another opportunity to prove himself, a loan move to Getafe was agreed in the January transfer window.
Although a return to Spain following two years in West Yorkshire would have excited Saiz, the fact that he has failed to make any sort of an impact in La Liga must be extremely worrying. In seven appearances for the Azulones, the former Huesca ace hasn’t registered a goal or an assist and looks completely devoid of the confidence which saw him find the back of the net on 10 occasions last season (via Transfermarkt).
Therefore, regardless of what division the Whites find themselves in next year, it is imperative that they bring an end to Saiz’s involvement with the club. According to Football Insider, Leeds are looking to sell him on for double the amount that they bought him for in 2017 (£3m).
If chairman Andrea Radrizzani can indeed convince a potential suitor pay £6m for Saiz, it would be a masterstroke when you consider just how poor the Spaniard has been this year for both the Whites and Getafe.
With Bielsa looking to bolster his squad in the summer, any money earned from the midfielder’s sale could be highly beneficial as it would allow the 58-year-old to target a quality replacement for the misfiring ace.
What do you think Leeds fans? Should Saiz be sold when the transfer window opens in the summer? Or should Bielsa give him another chance to impress next season? Get in touch below.
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