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Leeds senior man Angus Kinnear wishes Samuel Saiz 'the best in La Liga'

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United managing director Angus Kinnear has commented on Samuel Saiz' departure from the club.

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.

Leeds United managing director Angus Kinnear has bluntly stated that Samuel Saiz' January departure from Leeds is 'best for the club'. 

The Championship leaders confirmed earlier this month on their official website that Saiz will be joining La Liga outfit Getafe on loan from January until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old's departure from Elland Road could be made permanent in the summer as the club confirmed in their official statement. 

 

As expected, Saiz leaves a big hole in the middle of the park for Leeds, who are pushing for promotion to the Premier League this season. 

Managing director Kinnear commented on the Saiz loan deal and why the Spaniard departing the club is the best for all parties. 

"The club has one of the best player support networks at our level and we provide everything that is needed to give our players the best chance to be successful,” Kinnear told the club's Matchday programme, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"However, ultimately we cannot be in a position where any element of the squad is allowed to depart from the unbelievable level of commitment, passion and focus they have shown this season. We wish Samu the best in La Liga and know that the collective decision was the best for the club."

Leeds United's Samu Saiz gets past Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 8, 2018...

Over the course of this season, Saiz played 21 games in all competitions, scoring one goal and supplying three assists - all of which came in the Championship. 

Since it was announced that Saiz is going to leave, Leeds have won three games on the bounce, including scoring two injury-time goals to beat Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day.

As a result of winning seven games on the bounce under Marcelo Bielsa, his side are sitting top of the Championship table, three points ahead of second-placed Norwich and six points ahead of third-placed West Brom. 

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United greets fans as he arrives at the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December...

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