Leeds United midfielder Samuel Saiz will join Getafe in January, and the Whites should look to ease the blow of his exit with a move for Levante’s Jose Luis Morales.
It was confirmed on Monday that Saiz was heading for Getafe, with the midfielder due to spend the second half of the 2018-19 campaign on loan at the La Liga club before potentially joining on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
The news is a blow for Leeds, but the show must go on, and Saiz’s exit might force head coach Marcelo Bielsa into the January transfer market.
It is never easy to sign high-quality players in the winter window, but Leeds are absolutely flying at the top of the Championship, and are an attractive proposition.
One player who should be on Leeds’ radar is Levante attacker Morales. The 31-year-old has scored five times in 15 La Liga appearances this season, and would be a wonderful signing for the Championship leaders.
Morales joined Levante from Fuenlabrada in 2013, and has scored 31 times and registered 22 assists in 166 appearances for the Spanish outfit.
The Madrid-born winger has exceptional pace, while his ability to play in a number of different areas in the final third make him an attractive proposition.
Morales was outstanding in Levante’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu earlier this season, scoring once and causing all sorts of problems with his direct approach.
Leeds would have to fight hard to first convince Levante to sell and then Morales to leave his homeland, but the attacker would be some signing for Bielsa’s team, who have their eyes on the Premier League.