It sounds like Samu Saiz has already found a new home in Spain and is ready to move right in.
Torres said some players at Getafe already know who it is, but he couldn’t name the player tonight as “it would anger the English team”.— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) December 13, 2018
Sáiz would arrive as a loan, with option to buy.
Of course, if Saiz is ready to go AWOL and off to Spain before a deal is actually struck, he’s pretty daft. To paraphrase a song lyric from Bill Withers, before he wrecks his old home, he’d better be certain of his new.
Leeds have looked good with Saiz on the bench, and if he’s been unsettled, it could explain why Marcelo Bielsa has been loathe to start him. Leeds can win without Saiz.
Although if he does show up at Getafe before a deal is struck, I hope Victor Orta sends Saiz to 20th place Huesca instead.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
What should Leeds do about all of the defensive injuries? [Through It All Together]
Loan round-up. [Through It All Together]
Samu Saiz is rumored to be unhappy in England, and may return to Spain. [Through It All Together]
Would a departure for Saiz clear the way for Alavés winger Ibai Gomez to join the team? [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Arsenal are on to the knockout rounds of the Europa League. [The Short Fuse]
Chelsea called out their “fans” who chanted anti-Semitic things in the club’s Europa League tie. [We Ain’t Got No History]
World Football Links
AC Milan bombed out the Europa League thanks to a 3-1 defeat at Olympiacos. [AC Milan Offside]
Club América and Cruz Azul played to a scoreless draw in the first leg of Mexico’s Liga MX final. [FMF State of Mind]
The Lazio-Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League match was marred with fan violence, and no, it wasn’t from the Lazio fans how dare you. [Football-Italia.net]