Sources: Leeds set to terminate attacker loan deal early
Leeds United are set to terminate striker Rafa Mujica’s season-long loan deal at Extremadura early, Football Insider understands.
The striker, 21, joined the Spanish second-tier side in August on a deal running for the whole campaign, but he has struggled to nail down a regular spot in the starting XI.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club have reached an agreement with Extremadura to end Mujica’s loan at the midway point.
He is now in line to join Spanish top-tier side Villarreal on loan for the second half of the season after United accepted the first move was not working out for him.
The Premier League giants were hoping that the forward would play regularly at Extremadura and get crucial senior experience under his belt.
But the Spain youth international has made just eight appearances for the La Liga 2 outfit, with all of his seven league matches coming as a substitute.
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The versatile forward, who can play as the attack spearhead or out wide, has not scored or assisted for Extremadura.
He signed for Leeds on a three-year contract last summer after being prised from the Barcelona academy.
Mujica was immediately sent out on loan back in his homeland.
The young Spaniard’s loan woes come at a time when the Championship giants are trying to sign a proven goalscorer before the window shuts at the end of January.
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