Samu Saiz is set to leave Leeds, and whichever way you spin that, it’s bad news for the club. He was very impressive earlier in the season, and though he fell off somewhat after a few months, his talent was clear for all to see.
This means that, in theory, the club will have a decent chunk of change to be able to go out and make a signing in January. Of course, Saiz will need to be replaced, and so any funds that they do receive from his sale should be invested in bringing someone new in.
But who exactly could the club look at?
Well, here are 2 players that Bielsa should land to replace Saiz at Leeds…
Marcus Browne is a man in demand, and with good reason. According to the Sun, he’s being tailed by a host of Championship sides, and Leeds would be wise to get involved.
He’s enjoyed a tremendous campaign in League One with Oxford, and in truth, he already looks like he could step into the higher division. He might be young and inexperienced, but he’s got raw natural talent.
Having secured 4 goals this term, his impact going forward is evident, whilst his 4 assists indicate that he’s able to make a tremendous impact for his teammates as well.
Significantly, a move would likely only be on a short-term basis, but in terms of a quick January fix, he’d be a wise option.
Lewis Macleod is a player that Leeds are reportedly interested in, and it’s easy to see why.
He’s a versatile midfielder in that he’s able to play both as a number 10 and slightly deeper, and so he’d be a decent fit in the place of Saiz. This season, he’s picked up 3 goals and 1 assist, and the fact that he’s proven in the Championship is significant too.
Not to mention, at 24-years-old, he’d be a long-term solution for the Whites.
Leeds would be able to afford him, too, and so a move for the midfielder does make sense.