Rafa Mujica joined Leeds United in the summer from Barcelona on a free transfer the striker’s contract expired at the Nou Camp, but it appears the Spanish star has already left Elland Road on loan.
The 20-year-old joined Leeds after scoring seven goals in 33 appearances for Barcelona’s reserve team, who play their football in the third tier of Spanish football. He was used from the bench, and as a winger on occasion.
Mujica signed a three-year deal at Elland Road and was involved in a couple of first-team friendlies, playing against York City. However, he is yet to feature for the Under-23 side, and now he has left the club on loan.
It appears Mujica has joined Spanish second-tier side Extremadura on a season-long loan, who finished in a comfortable 13th place last season in the Segunda division. His new side announced the loan, before Leeds followed suit.
Rafa Mujica nuevo refuerzo azulgrana.
El joven delantero canario llega cedido del @LUFC
— EXTREMADURA UD (@EXT_UD) August 23, 2019
? | #LUFC forward Rafa Mujica has today joined Spanish side Extremadura UD on loan until the end of the season
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 23, 2019
TBR’s view – Boost for Ryan Edmondson and Kun Temenuzhkov
Both Edmondson and Temenuzhkov would have been looking forward to another seasn in the Under-23 side this season, with a view to breaking into the senior team – as they did on occasion last term.
The signing of Mujica, who is obviously good to enough play for the reserves and push for a senior place – given that he hsa impressed for Barca’s reserves – would have worried the Leeds duo. But seeing Mujica leave, is a boost for the duo.