In a developing story, reports have emerged from a Spanish news outlet that Leeds United’s outgoing attacker Samu Saiz, has been arrested for match fixing.
Samu has been away from Leeds after requesting a move back to his native Spain in the January transfer window, in which he moved to Getafe with a buy out clause of around £6 million at the end of the season. Saiz, however, failed to impress Getafe in this time and they therefore chose not to exercise the clause. It was indicated that Samu had interest from other La Liga clubs and a permanent move is a case of when, not if.
The news outlet, 24h, have said that ‘all detainees are accused of belonging to a criminal organisation, corruption among individuals and money laundering.’
Other footballers involved include Raul Bravo and Borja Fernandez. This is a story that we will endeavour to follow and particularly on the implications for both Samu’s career and what this means for Leeds United.
Obviously, if Samu is banned from the game then it makes it infinitely harder for Leeds to collect a fee for a transfer.