Saiz, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a forward, has joined Spanish club Getafe on loan from Leeds in the January transfer window.
The 27-year-old was a key figure in the Leeds midfield and is a very creative player, and the West Yorkshire outfit have yet to replace him.
Brown, signed on loan from Chelsea in the summer of 2018, is a player that many Leeds fans will expect to fill in for Saiz.
The 22-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder, forward or winger, is recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in January 2018 while he was on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion.
The youngster has been playing for the Whites’ Under-23 side, but former Leeds striker Whelan has suggested that the former England Under-20 international may not be a suitable replacement for Saiz.
Whelan said about Brown replacing Saiz on BBC Radio Leeds: “Is he going to be the answer to that one? I am not so sure because he has played hardly any football in a year. To get up to speed, Under-23 games still not the same as Championship level.”
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