Are Leeds United loanees going back next week?

Newcastle player Vurnon Anita in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James' Park on April 24, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Are Leeds United loan players set to return next week?

Vurnon Anita of Willem II  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between PSV v Willem II at the Philips Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Eindhoven Netherlands

Leeds United players returned to Thorp Arch for pre-season training this week.

Many first-team and Under-23 stars were spotted being put through their paces in the first few days of getting back to it.

There were a number of players absent, though, and the likes of Samuel Saiz and Vurnon Anita weren't among those seen in West Yorkshire.

Anita, a three-time Netherlands international, was loaned out to Dutch side Willem II last summer but it was only a season-long loan, while Saiz joined Getafe on a short-term basis in December.

 

But both players' contracts with their respective loan side officially end tomorrow, meaning that the Leeds duo - and many more who were loaned out last summer - could report back to training next week.

Anita had an okay first season at Leeds after joining in 2017, but by the same token it was far from spectacular and Marcelo Bielsa - also absent from Thorp Arch this week - obviously wasn't blown away by seeing him last summer.

Saiz, who joined United in the same window as his Dutch team-mate, had an excellent first season in the Championship, but he declined in a major way under Bielsa for whatever reason and it looks doubtful that he'll be staying.

Leeds United's Vurnon Anita in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

 

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