Leeds Announce Deal for Huesca Attacking Midfielder Samuel Saiz Subject to Medical

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

Leeds have reached an agreement for Spanish side SD Huesca for the transfer of attacking midfielder Samuel Saiz.

Saiz, who previously played for Getafe and Atletico Madrid B, has been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road throughout the summer transfer window and United hope the 26-year-old can join up with the squad due to fly out to Austria on Friday.

​Leeds said in a ​statement: "Leeds United are pleased to confirm that a deal has been agreed with SD Huesca for the permanent transfer of Samuel Sáiz. The move is subject to a medical. 

"Head coach Thomas Christiansen is hoping to include the Spanish play-maker in his squad travelling to Austria on Friday."

Saiz managed 13 goals in 48 domestic league appearances for Huesca after an initial loan spell with the Estadio El Alcoraz side, helping them finish sixth in the Segunda Division during the 2016-17 season.

The Real Madrid academy product still needs to complete a medical with Thomas Christiansen's side before the move is made official.

Leeds are targeting a sustained promotion push next term after last season's side, managed by Garry Monk, experienced a poor end to the campaign and ended up missing out on a Championship play-off spot.

Monk has since left and been replaced by Christensen, the former Spain international and APOEL manager who won the Cypriot First Division during his only season with the club.

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