Neil Redfearn has told TV Yorkshire that he has been left impressed by Samu Saiz's promising start to life at Leeds United.
The Spanish attacker joined Leeds in a £3 million deal from Huesca this summer.
But the 26-year-old has hit the ground running and already has five goals - including a League Cup hat-trick - under his belt.
The Spaniard, formerly of Real Madrid's academy, was in fine form again on Tuesday night as he scored in helping the Whites to a 5-1 win over Newport County in the Carabao Cup.
And former United boss Redfearn has described him as an "immense talent" whose awareness if top drawer.
He told TV Yorkshire: "I think he's an immense talent. The big thing I think he's brought is just his movement and his awareness of players around him.
"It doesn't surprise me that when you stick him in front of goal he can finish because his technique is brilliant."
Leeds will need Saiz at his best again tomorrow as Thomas Christiansen's side visit in-form Nottingham Forest.
The Whites remain unbeaten from six games in all competitions and another victory at Forest would certainly represent a stunning start to the new season ahead of the first international break.