Over the past week, there were two Samu Saiz themes in the Spanish media.

The first was that the Leeds United loanee doesn’t want to go back to the Yorkshire club, will look at other Spanish options if Getafe don’t make his move permanent, and that Valencia are primed to swoop. 

Valencia were said to see the player as a potential replacement for Denis Cheryshev, and it’s not the first time Los Che have been linked with him.

The second theme was about Saiz’s loan club Getafe facing Huesca, the club where he made his name.

Moving to Leeds in 2017, Saiz had become a key player at Huesca, after a period which saw him bounce between Spanish clubs.

Despite all the hype before the match, Getafe didn’t give Saiz a minute on the pitch. That will have been a big disappointment. He now hasn’t played since the match against Celta Vigo on February 9th, and it seems increasingly unlikely his move will be made permanent.

With Saiz’s desire to stay where he is, the situation will surely bring his future more into focus. That’s not only for the player’s representatives, but also for Victor Orta, who will look to find the best deal for Leeds United.