Samuel Saiz set for medical today as Leeds United and Getafe prepare to shake hands on loan deal

Samuel Saiz is due to undergo a medical with Getafe today and clear the way for Leeds United to sign off his loan move to Spain.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th December 2018, 12:30 pm
Updated Monday, 17th December 2018, 12:33 pm

United and Getafe are expected to finalise an agreement for Saiz in the next 24 hours after the Elland Road club bowed to a request from the midfielder to quit English football and return to his home country.

Saiz travelled to Madrid over the weekend following a series discussions over his future in the lead-up to Leeds’ game at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 27-year-old informed the club that he was unhappy in England and keen to go back to Spain after 18 months with United.

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Leeds moved quickly to open talks with Getafe over a move which will see Saiz join the La Liga side on loan until the end of this season.

That transfer should become permanent for a fee of around £6m next summer, ending Saiz’s time in Yorkshire. His outing against QPR nine days ago, Saiz’s 53rd in the Championship, will be his last for Leeds.

United have accepted a loan offer over an immediate cash sale to avoid a scenario where an unhappy Saiz remains at Thorp Arch while other options are explored.

The former Real Madrid trainee, who spent the 2012-13 season with Getafe, has started just one match since the end of October and Leeds claimed a 1-0 win at Bolton without him on Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s side are a point clear at the top of the Championship.