Samu Saiz looks to be on the way out of Elland Road, and it looks like the club could sell him at a price way above what he’s worth. Indeed, we’re really not sure what Valencia have been watching…
Despite the playmaker quitting Leeds halfway through the season to return to his homeland, Football Insider are claiming Valencia, one of the biggest clubs in Spain lest we forget, have bid around £3m for him. In fact, he joined the Whites in the summer of 2017 and he’s never looked to be worth that much.
He’s been on loan at Getafe since January where he’s played 19 times, making four assists. Valencia must have seen something we didn’t in England if they’re willing to part with that much cash. He’s never lived up to expectations since leaving Real Madrid in 2011.
It’s not even like Valencia are desperate. They got to the Europa League semi-finals this season, only losing to Arsenal. Their bid seems way off the mark considering his poor form in both countries, but Leeds should be rubbing their hands at the prospect of getting rid of their dead wood for such a price.
They bought him for £3.15m from La Liga side Huesca (as per Transfermarkt), so they could even make a profit if they hold out for a little more cash. The deal would be terrible for Valencia, but perhaps they’re convinced they can unlock his talent better than his old teams.
From what we’ve seen, he’s not worth the starting bid of £3m in anyone’s book, but it looks like we’re wrong. Valencia could be about to make their worst investment ever, but Leeds will be laughing all the way to the bank.
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