SAMU Saiz has left Leeds United to join Segunda División side Girona.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has moved from the Championship outfit for an undisclosed fee.

Saiz, who during his peak at Leeds was employed as a central playmaker to unlock defences, was well-loved initially well-loved by fans for his guile and ability to glide past players.

But, the diminutive talent fell out of favour under boss Marcelo Bielsa in the first half of last season, while also reportedly dealing with personal family issues behind-the-scenes.

As a result, Saiz spent the second half of the campaign in La Liga on loan at Getafe, where he started his career as a youngster.

Despite limited impact in his second spell there - just two starts, with ten total appearances and a single goal - Girona have struck a deal to bring the attacker to north-east Spain.

Saiz will now ply his trade in the second tier of Spanish football and hope he can take Girona back to the top-flight after, after they were relegated last season.

The Spaniard leaves Elland Road having made 58 appearances in all competitions for Leeds.