It’s not a great surprise, but Samu Saiz ‘will have to return’ to Leeds United, report La Vanguardia in Spain.

His loan move hasn’t gone as well as he’d have hoped, and it’s not thought Getafe will be making serious efforts to keep him for next season.

Moving on loan to Getafe in the January transfer window, Saiz has only managed to get 300 minutes of La Liga football, spread over two starts and eight substitute appearances.

He has a contract with Leeds until June 2021, but it was his decision to return to Spain and something he was absolutely determined to do. So much so, he actually went home in December, training with Getafe before he was able to be registered to play.

That preference is unlikely to have changed, leaving a tricky situation for the player and Leeds. Ideally, another Spanish club would come in and provide a good transfer fee for the 28 year old, but there’s been no indication of that from the Spanish media.

Should Saiz insist he doesn’t want to remain at Elland Road, and there’s no La Liga club willing to part with a reasonable fee, then another loan may have to be seriously considered.