With a new Spanish backroom and head coach, it was highly expected that Leeds would dip into the Spanish market for new additions.
The same thing happened when Massimo Cellino joined Leeds United with the summer of 2014 belonging to an abundance of 11 players being signed from the Italian leagues.
With Victor Orta bringing in his own Spanish scouting network, it's likely the next few signings will be of Spanish nationality or having played in the Spanish division
One player who has been linked with a permanent move to Leeds is Samuel Saiz.
The 26-year old has been a journeyman in the Spanish second division having featured for seven clubs, including five B teams for high profile Spanish clubs.
Saiz started his youth career at the famed La Fabrica youth academy for Real Madrid youngsters and even featured for both the Real B and C teams for three seasons.
He then moved on loan to Sevilla B, an interesting move that could be key to Leeds signing the player with Victor Orta and his backroom team having worked there during this period. They could have been the people who located the player as a key prospect in the past.
Fast forward to the 16/17 season and Saiz has finally found a place to settle down at Huesca in the Liga Segunda.
In his second year with the club Saiz has blossomed and last season was their highest finish in their history as they finished sixth in Spain's second tier. This was no little down to Saiz registering an impressive 12 goals and 7 assists.
The former Spain under 19 international is an attacking midfielder by all aspects but can double as a backup or second striker.
There's some interesting YouTube clips that shows his varied passing range including weighted balls, cross field passes and delectable flicks all in his repertoire.
The video also shows his ability to finish and you won't be disappointed with his shooting boots as he crashes in a few beauty's from outside of the box. But we all know how YouTube clips can be.
Here's the link should you feel inclined:
Overall, Saiz could be an interesting transfer and add something to Leeds' game that we lacked last season; more goals. Chris Wood cannot do it himself and a player of Saiz's calibre could be the difference for Thomas Christiansen.
By Ryan Ingham