Leeds United have loaned out young attacker Rafa Mujica to Spanish second-tier outfit Extremadura – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are puzzled over the move.
The Whites confirmed (official website) that the 20-year-old has joined them on a season-long loan.
He only made a switch to Elland Road at the beginning of June after his contract at Barcelona expired, but will continue his development away from Elland Road.
Mujica played for Barcelona reserve team last season, who play in the third-tier of Spanish football, and had a decent record for them.
The centre-forward netted seven times in 33 games for them and made the move to England this summer.
But the Spanish striker has now secured a return to his homeland on loan and the Yorkshire club clearly feel it’s the best step in his career.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media are confused over the decision to loan out Mujica so soon after signing him and some feel there may be something odd going on behind the scenes.
His path into the first-team is blocked by attackers Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah, while Kun Temenuzhkov and Ryan Edmondson are strikers currently performing for the Under-23s side.
Here are some Leeds fans on Mujica’s loan exit:
Bit of a strange one that
— lee (@lee76729385) August 23, 2019
Why do we keep loaning to Spanish clubs then they never return? Surely a league 1 or 2 loan is better development for English football and learning the language
— Dan (@1974db) August 23, 2019
What a waste of time this was then 😂
— Aidan (@AidWilsonLUFC) August 23, 2019
Sick of Radz getting rid of our best talent
— Soner (@ItsRenos) August 23, 2019
— Joel Moore (@JoelMoore93) August 23, 2019
Erm…. didnt we literally just sign this guy???
— 1919 – 2019 💙💛 (@scotttownend2) August 23, 2019
Strange we’d sign him and use him in preseason then let him go all of a sudden 🤔
— Edward Fox (@EdwardFox04) August 23, 2019
Hmm odd start to his Leeds career.
— Si (@LeedsInShetland) August 23, 2019
Pointless signing then
— 2019 Leeds United (@2019LeedsUnited) August 23, 2019