Leeds United starlet Rafa Mujica is set for a loan move before the European window shuts. According to Spanish media outlet El Periodico, Mujica will join Extremadura UD on loan after the two clubs came to an agreement.
Mujica joined Leeds earlier this summer after leaving Barcelona B. The ex-Las Palmas youth striker scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 60 games for Barcelona B, as well as scoring six times in 16 games on loan at UE Cornella.
Leeds brought Mujica to England hoping that he will develop into a talent for the future. In order to continue his development, the 20-year-old will return to Spain on loan, joining Extremadura.
Mujica will be playing second division football next season for Extremadura. After a 13th-place finish in the Segunda Division last season, there are hopes that Mujica can take Extremadura to new heights.
The Spain U19 international featured in pre-season for the Whites but will be allowed to leave on loan. This deal could be finalised soon, as per these reports emerging from Spain.
Mujica needs a loan spell away from Elland Road to aid his development. Returning to Spain allows him to return to his comfort zone and I’m surprised Leeds did not consider sending him to a League One or League Two club.
With Mujica away from the club, Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah will continue to compete for the starting spot. Ryan Edmondson is likely to be the next in line if one of them is injured.