Often referred to as "Samu", he is a Spanish professional football player known for playing on the English club Leeds United. He is known for playing both as a forward and attacking midfielder. He has also played for the Spanish Under 19 national team.
His youth career first began with the Omega CF Club and in 1999 he began training with Real Madrid. In 2009, he reached the B team of the Real Madrid club and was soon after loaned out to the Sevilla B team. Also in 2009, he played for the Spanish Under 19 national team.
In April of 2018, he, along with five other players, were nominated for the Leeds Player of The Year award.
He was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. He had a daughter with girlfriend Elena Milla.
He trained under Diego Simeone with the Atletico main squad in July of 2013.