Report: Leeds’ Samuel Saiz “Arrested On Suspicion Of Match Fixing”
Leeds United midfielder Samuel Saiz is reportedly one in every of quite a few footballers in Spain who’ve been arrested over suspicions of forming a prison organisation devoted to match-fixing.
In line with Spanish publication El Pais, Saiz, who spent the final half of the season on mortgage at La Liga aspect Getafe, is likely one of the gamers concerned.
The report additionally outlines that a number of present footballers have been detained by Spanish officers on Tuesday, and claims that former Actual Madrid defender Raul Bravo, who additionally hung out at Leeds United in 2003, has been allegedly recognized as being on the head of the prison organisation.
Different gamers to have been arrested contains Deportivo La Coruna’s Inigo Lopez Monatana, recently-retired Borja Fernandez and former striker Carlos Aranda.
A spokesman for Spain’s Nationwide Police has confirmed an operation in opposition to soccer match-fixing is “ongoing” following reviews quite a few gamers have been jailed.
Saiz, who’s 28, moved to Leeds United in the summertime of 2017, making 53 appearances for the Elland Highway membership earlier than outlining in January that he wished to maneuver again to Spain, regardless of being one in every of their standout gamers since his arrival.
The Spaniard performed ten video games on mortgage at Getafe scoring one objective through the second half of final season however Leeds reportedly failed in convincing the La Liga membership to signal him on a everlasting deal.
In addition to match-fixing, police are anticipated to accuse not less than a few of the detainees of cash laundering.