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Saiz gives statement to Spanish police following match-fixing allegations against Huesca

Leeds player not arrested, but is still part of the inquiry

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It’s always something with Leeds United, isn’t it?

Spanish forward Samu Saiz, who left Leeds to go on loan to Getafe back in the winter transfer window, is said to have given a statement to Spanish police in regards to match fixing allegations involving his former club, SD Huesca.

While the statements indicate that a number of matches and players might be involved, right now the focus seems to be on a match in May of 2018, while Saiz was at Leeds, between Huesca and Gimnàstic de Tarragona, in which Gimnàstic won 1-0, helping to guarantee their safety in the Segunda division after Huesca had already been assured of promotion.

Former Real Madrid player Raul Bravo and recently retired former Real Valladolid player Borja Fernandez were both arrested today. Reports say that up to 11 people were to be arrested as a result of the investigation.

Whatever Saiz’s involvement is in this matter isn’t good for his career, which once again seems to be on life support. He is something of a journeyman in Spain, having played for a number of different clubs, and it was surprising to see him plucked out the Spanish second division to go to Leeds. However, he became unsettled and moved back to Madrid, but his loan spell at Champions League challenging Getafe was uneventful at best. It was rumoured that he was on his way to another club to complete a move, but this investigation will certainly make it subsequently more difficult for him to move on.