Report: Leeds United want Lewis Macleod to replace Samu Saiz

Leeds United's Samu Saiz holds off the challenge from Nottingham Forest's Jack Colback at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United side are reportedly set to step up their chase for Lewis Macleod soon.

Lewis MacLeod scores for Rangers during the Scottish League Cup Quarter final between Rangers and St Johnstoneat Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Leeds United want Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod to replace Samu Saiz.

Leeds are set to step up their interest in the attacking midfielder, who is reportedly certain to leave Brentford.

Macleod has just months remaining on his contract with the Bees, and they have not been able to agree terms.


Leeds could now look to strike a cut price deal with Brentford in January, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to bolster his squad at Elland Road.

Bielsa has previously played down the need for signings in January, but Macleod is said to be on Leeds’ radar now.

Macleod has struck three goals and claimed three assists so far this term for Brentford, with his creativity earning him plenty of plaudits.

Lewis Macleod of Brentford during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Notts Country at Griffin Park on January 6, 2018 in Brentford, England.

Replacing Saiz is set to be a tough task for Leeds, as he is such a talented player in possession at Championship level.

But Macleod is also an excellent technician and he appears to be the man that Bielsa wants to fill the void.

Lewis MacLeod of Brentford (4) celebrates after scoring his team's first goal as Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich...

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