Report shares fees Leeds have agreed in Samuel Saiz deal

Samuel Saiz of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Samuel Saiz has left Leeds United ahead of the January transfer window after growing unhappy in England.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa gives instructions too substitute Samu Saiz at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Leeds have agreed a £500,000 loan fee with Getafe for Samuel Saiz, while the move will cost £5.8 million if the La Liga side make the deal permanent in the summer.

It has caught many by surprise over the last week how quickly Saiz's exit has been sorted. While he had been a slightly more peripheral figure under Marcelo Bielsa in recent times, few would have imagined that he would have been on his way out of Elland Road even before the January window has opened.

 

A further surprise came when it initially emerged that he was leaving on loan. While allowing him to leave and getting the situation resolved quickly makes sense given his unhappiness, a temporary deal seemed to do the Championship leaders few favours in regards to their January transfer budget.

But the Mirror has suggested that Getafe are paying a £500,000 loan fee, and will then pay a further £5.8 million if the move becomes permanent at the end of the campaign.

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.

Bielsa's previous comments regarding the January window hint that he is not looking for the club to do much business - especially when you consider that most managers would be expressing their desperation for a busy month if they had the same number of injuries that Bielsa has had to cope with. 

Perhaps Leeds may be tempted to use the loan market to try and help them get across the line in the promotion race, so the slight financial boost that has come from Saiz's loan may have some benefit before they, more than likely, receive a seven-figure fee for the playmaker in the summer. 

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on December 01, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

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