Report explains hold-up in Leeds United transfer of Samuel Saiz

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Could Leeds United secure the services of Samuel Saiz from Huesca in the summer transfer window?

Leeds United fans might be frustrated that Samuel Saiz has not yet been signed. After all, it was reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post last week that the Whites were hoping to conclude a deal with Huesca for the 26-year-old soon.

It was reported last week that Leeds were hoping to secure the signing of the Spaniard by the end of last week, and that the two clubs were at an advanced stage in negotiations.

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However, the deal has yet to go through, with Saiz, who can operate as a forward or as an attacking midfielder, going to Miami on holiday (click here to read more).

The Yorkshire Evening Post has now explained why there has been a delay in the Spaniard’s move from Spanish club Huesca to Leeds.

“United are set on signing Saiz, an attacking midfielder who helped Huesca reach the Spanish second division play-offs last season, but their negotiations with Huesca have been complicated by the terms of the contract agreed when Saiz left Atletico Madrid in 2016,” states the report in The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Atletico retained economic rights to Saiz and negotiated a clause entitling them to half of any fee paid for Saiz provided his valuation rises above a certain level.

“Huesca are demanding around £3million for the former Real Madrid trainee, who scored 12 goals from midfield last term.”

It seems that if Leeds pay Huesca £3 million, then they will get to sign Saiz. The question is whether the Championship club should cough up that much money for the 26-year-old?

The Whites narrowly failed to break into the top six of the Championship last season, and will be aiming to end up in the playoffs during the 2017-18 campaign.

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