Rafa Mújica spent two years at Leeds United before leaving them permanently in 2021.

Marcelo Bielsa was then in charge at Elland Road and never included the forward in his plans. This saw Leeds send him out on loan to Extremadura, Villarreal, Real Oviedo and Las Palmas, before letting him join the latter permanently.

Mújica left Leeds without making an appearance for their senior team and today’s edition of La Nueva España gives an insight on his short spell at Real Oviedo.

The Spaniard was the personal bet of late Francesc Arnau, who was then in charge of Real Oviedo’s transfers. The 25-year-old was limited to 132 minutes from five games during the first half of the 2020/21 season and his stay there was cut short in January 2021.

The former Leeds man moved to Portuguese side Arouca in 2022 and has starred for them this season.

He managed 18 goals and three assists from 27 games and has taken his overall tally to 21 goals and four assists in all competitions this season.

La Nueva España claim the attacker has been one of the ‘revelations’ of the Primeira Liga this season.

Mújica wasn’t given opportunities to shine at Real Oviedo or Leeds, and they may now regret not betting on him.