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Bielsa takes firm stance as Leeds reject Samuel Saiz loan approach


Date published: Wednesday 12th June 2019 10:46

Marcelo Bielsa is reported to have made it clear there is no route back for Samuel Saiz at Leeds despite claims the club has rejected a loan approach for the playmaker’s services.

The attacking midfielder left Elland Road at the end of December to secure a loan switch to Getafe, which was due to become a permanent €6.5million switch in the summer.

However, the move back to LaLiga has not worked out as expected for Saiz, who failed to command a regular place in their side as they secured an impressive fifth-place finish in LaLiga and it’s been widely reported that they have opted against making the move permanent.

But that has not stopped what appears to be another side making a loan approach for the 28-year-old. According to Football Insider, an unnamed La Liga outfit have now asked United if they can take Saiz on a temporary basis for next season.

But the Whites are only interested in offloading Saiz on a permanent basis, with Bielsa reportedly informing the player there is no way back for him at Leeds amid claims he could be forced to return to Thorp Arch for pre-season training if a transfer is not arranged before the players are due to report back in three weeks time.

Saiz and his family also want to secure a move back to LaLiga on a permanent basis and the player will await and see what unfolds in the coming weeks.

Saiz cost Leeds around £3m when he arrived from Huesca in July 2017, and they recouped £500,000 in the form of a loan fee from Getafe. It’s reported Leeds are hoping for around £5million for the player who played 53 times for the club, scoring five goals.

Leeds, meanwhile, have been given hope of a deal for top target Helder Costa after Wolves decided to listen to offers for the Portuguese forward.

 

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