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Rafa Mujica shows early shines of Leeds United promise with neat cameo against York.

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Rafa Mujica shows early shines of Leeds United promise with neat cameo against York.

The Spaniard showed glimpses of his quality during last night’s win.

The 2018/19 campaign ended in disappointing fashion for Leeds United, losing in the play-off semi-final to Derby County.

At Christmas, the Whites looked to be in cruise control towards the Premier League, but some mediocre form knocked the wind out of their sails.

Last season is now consigned to the history books and attentions turn towards 2019/20.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to see the job through at Elland Road and that must be seen as a big positive for Leeds.

Pontus Jansson has departed for Brentford but Jack Harrison has returned on loan, along with Helder Costa who has arrived from Wolves for the season.

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Another Leeds signing has perhaps slipped under the radar.

Spanish forward Rafa Mujica has arrived after seeing his contract expire at Barcelona and it is unsure at this stage what part he will play next season.

Last night Leeds played their first pre-season friendly, running out 5-0 winners over National League North outfit York City.

 

Jack Harrison scored twice, with Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw ensuring a rout.

Mujica was introduced as a 62nd-minute substitute and the early signs show shoots of promise.

He showed several neat touches during his 28 minutes on the pitch and although it came against non-league opposition it was a decent start.

(Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport/Getty Images)

Roofe has been the subject of tentative interest this summer from a number of clubs, whilst some supporters remain unconvinced by Patrick Bamford.

The 20-year-old may have to wait patiently for a proper chance in the first-team as he adapts to English football.

On last night’s showing, however, he looks like he could become a quality player given time.

With Leeds not boasting loads of centre forward options, that could work favourably for Mujica in terms of playing with the first-team.

 

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