Earlier this week we brought you a report that stated Leeds United were on the verge of sending one of their youngsters on loan to Spain with Extremadura.
The player in question was Rafa Mújica, a young striker who arrived from Barcelona this summer on a free but not yet ready for Leeds’ first team, despite featuring throughout pre-season.
That loan move was confirmed today, but the details of the deal weren’t provided by Leeds, who only reported that the 20-year-old had departed.
However, Extremadura were far more forthcoming, confirming via Twitter a purchase option was included in the deal taking Mújica to the club.
Así es, el jugador llega cedido con opción de compra https://t.co/BjD4RLZ1ga
— EXTREMADURA UD (@EXT_UD) August 23, 2019
Grada 3 cover the move as well and explain that while Mújica only arrived at Leeds this summer, the Championship club were always planning to send the striker out on loan.
They say the deal is ‘quite advantageous’ for the Spanish side as they’ve managed to convince Leeds to pay for almost all of Mujica’s salary during his time at the LaLiga 2 side.
It now remains to be seen if he can find form in Spain and demonstrate why Barcelona were so keen to keep him around not so long ago.