How is Samu Saiz getting on at Girona since leaving Leeds United?

Samuel Saiz of Getafe during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal and Getafe at La Ceramica Stadium on Jenuary 12, 2019 in Vila-real, Spain.

Leeds sold Samu Saiz in the summer.

Samu Saiz of Getafe CF controls the ball during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Villarreal CF at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on May 18, 2019 in Getafe, Spain.

Samu Saiz was ushered out of Leeds United by the backdoor this summer, sold to Girona in a cut price deal.

It was a backwards step for the Spaniard, who departed Leeds on loan last summer for Getafe.

Getafe were at the time flying high in La Liga, hoping to land a European spot. At Girona, he has joined a team playing in Spain's second division.

Saiz is familiar with Spain's second tier, shining with Huesca and convincing Leeds to snap him up in 2017.

 

Back in his homeland, Saiz has not had the start he would have wanted.

Through the opening four games for Girona, Saiz has featured in only two.

And of those two matches, Saiz has not started either, making two substitute appearances for a combined 37 minutes.

For the last two games Saiz has not featured at all, being an unused substitute.

Samu Saiz of Getafe CF during the La Liga Santander  match between Getafe v Celta de Vigo at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on February 9, 2019 in Getafte Spain

Even worse, Girona did not win their opening two matches, but in the games Saiz did not feature, his side have won them both.

Getting into their side is going to be tough in the short term.

Saiz's career has gone backwards over the past year.It is not necessarily his decision to Leeds to blame, more that he has not seized his chance back in Spain.

He has a big task ahead to turn it around.

 

Leeds United's Samuel Saiz 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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