Marcelo Bielsa has told his Friday press conference that Leeds United could look to replace playmaker Samu Saiz in January.

The 27-year-old has left Leeds to join Spanish side Getafe on a loan-to-buy deal. He could leave permanently in the summer for £6.5million.

Saiz has been in and out of the Leeds side this summer, starting just one of Leeds last seven games. For the win over QPR, Saiz was in Spain agreeing terms with the top-tier Spanish side.

Bielsa was asked if Saiz was to be replaced in the January window, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay on Twitter.

Bielsa had previously stated that he would not be looking to make additions. However, reports have suggested he could be in the market for a new goalkeeper and indeed a new centre-back.

Leeds are next in action on Sunday afternoon, as they travel to face Aston Villa at Villa Park in a crucial Championship clash that could see the Whites extend their lead at the top of the table.

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