After missing out on promotion last season, Leeds United were keen to avoid it happening again this time around.

They signed six players this summer, albeit on loan, as Marcelo Bielsa added the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Hélder Costa to bolster the squad.

Another signing was Rafa Mújica, with the 20-year-old striker deciding to swap Barcelona for Leeds United.

However, it seems Leeds fans will have to wait until they can see the Spaniard in action as he is on the verge of returning to Spain for this season.

El Periódico Extremadura report Mújica is set to spend the season on loan with Extremadura UD, who have identified him as the striker they want this summer.

The newspaper reports he fits perfectly with the profile of player they want and Leeds are willing to let him go out on loan as they view it as an excellent opportunity for him to gain experience in a ‘major’ league such as LaLiga 2.

Talks are still underway between the two clubs but El Periódico Extremadura believe things are progressing well and state ‘the operation could be closed in the next few hours’, with the club ‘close to securing’ his loan.