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Latest Leeds United: Whites confirm deal in place for Saiz

Thomas Christiansen Thomas Christiansen Phil Hay Email Leeds United tonight confirmed that a deal is in place for the signing of Samuel Saiz after the Huesca midfielder arrived in England to complete his move to Elland Road. Saiz flew out of Malaga at midday today following an agreement between Leeds and Huesca over the 26-year-old’s transfer to the Championship. United are set to pay £3m for the former Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid player, beating a number of Spanish clubs to his signature after weeks of negotiations. Leeds finalised term on Friday, outbidding Eibar, Alaves and Real Betis and clearing the way for Saiz to travel to Leeds for formal talks. Saiz will undergo a medical before putting pen to paper and is poised to become Leeds’ sixth recruit of the summer on a four-year contract. A statement from Leeds said: “Leeds United are pleased to confirm that a deal has been agreed with SD Huesca for the permanent transfer of Samuel Saiz. The move is subject to a medical. A photo posted on Instagram by Samuel Saiz this morning, showing him on the plane heading from Malaga to Leeds. A photo posted on Instagram by Samuel Saiz this morning, showing him on the plane heading from Malaga to Leeds. “Head coach Thomas Christiansen is hoping to include the Spanish playmaker in his squad travelling to Austria on Friday.” Saiz was pictured at Malaga airport this morning and landed in Leeds this afternoon. Head coach Thomas Christiansen said after Saturday’s friendly win at Guiseley that more deals were in the pipeline ahead of United’s pre-season tour to Austria, which starts later this week. “We will announce some players,” Christiansen said. Leeds remain in the hunt for Lugano winger Ezgjan Alioski, a Macedonia international, and are also keen on in Chievo forward Caleb Ekuban.

 

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