Leeds United took something of a risk when they paid £3m for Samu Saiz in the summer of 2017 given he had never played outside of Spain throughout his entire career.
An impressive campaign with Huesca persuaded director of football Victor Orta to part with the cash though, and the 27-year-old has certainly gone on to be one of his biggest successes in the transfer market from a personal viewpoint.
The attacking midfielder hit the ground running under Thomas Christiansen last term, but a six-match suspension following a red card for spitting in January of this year was the catalyst of him losing his form throughout the rest of a tough campaign under previous boss Paul Heckingbotton.
The Spaniard looks to be back to his best working with new manager Marcelo Bielsa however, with the Argentine chief’s style of play being perfectly suited to the technical abilities of Saiz.
He has one goal and two assists in 13 appearances in all competitions so far for the Yorkshire club this term, but those stats perhaps don’t tell the story of just how much of an attacking influence he has been for the Championship table-toppers.
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Given he should be approaching or perhaps already in the prime years of his career – and given the quality he clearly has both on and off the ball – there is no reason why the 27-year-old bargain buy isn’t worth at least £20m now.
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