It has been a whirlwind of a year for Samuel Saiz, hasn’t it?
Having started the 2018/19 campaign as a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans at Leeds United, it seemed as if he was on course to become a modern-day hero at Elland Road.
However, despite starting the season in encouraging form, the Spaniard soon lost his rhythm which eventually culminated in him losing his place in the first team to Ezgjan Alioski.
After being left out altogether for the majority of the Whites’ fixtures in December, Saiz was loaned out a month later to La Liga side Getafe.
Despite being given several opportunities to impress for the Azulones, the winger ultimately failed to make a positive impression on their boss Jose Bordales.
With Getafe unwilling to secure a permanent switch for Saiz and Leeds wanting to cut ties with the 28-year-old, he must have thought that things couldn’t possibly get any worse.
Yet unfortunately for Saiz, it has.
After Spanish police raided his former side SD Huesca amid allegations of match-fixing earlier today, the winger is now being investigated in his role in an incident dating back to before his move to Leeds in 2017.
Although newspaper AS (as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post) have reported that Saiz has not yet been arrested for his alleged involvement, the news is sure to be very concerning for his parent club.
Reacting to journalist Phil Hay’s tweet about the news, loads of Leeds fans expressed their dismay.
Why always us? #lufc
— Tom (@murgs78) May 28, 2019
— (@_edobrien) May 28, 2019
But we didn’t go up because we needed him at the club. Lost all respect that I had for him for what he did against Newport County last year. This is just the icing on the cake. Don’t know how we can sell him on now but hopefully we can get him off the books.
— Alex (@AJG8701) May 28, 2019
Another day another Leeds United
— Scott Howkins (@Scott_Howkins) May 28, 2019
Sell him quick Radz needs the money
— Hagar the Horrible (@Hagar62lufc) May 28, 2019
I knew it would throw the transfer plans out, but there it is in black and white. This summer is getting better and better by the day.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) May 28, 2019
he was a £5m asset a year ago for us. #lufc
— BREXIT WATCH (@LOLFOOTY2014) May 28, 2019
Another great signing by Orta
— Mark kay (@markkayinoz) May 28, 2019
Seems the exact type of bloke to get involved in such activities…
— Jonathan O’Brien (@Jono_ob) May 28, 2019
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