Alfonso Pedraza to Leeds United may well continue to cause a stir in Spain, especially if the player continues with the same confidence and enthusiasm with which he’s started.
The 20 year old moved from Lugo to Leeds United during the summer transfer window, with his parent club Villarreal having to pay Lugo several hundred thousand Euros in compensation to cut a season long loan deal short.
Leeds United will have the opportunity to make the deal permanent for a fee of €10m should Garry Monk guide them to Premier League promotion this season.
It’s a reasonable sounding fee for Villarreal, and Leeds are protected in that they don’t have to pay anything above a loan fee should they remain in the Championship. However, there’s a little confusion in Spain as to just why Villarreal have sold the player.
El Periodico Mediterraneo say the decision has been questioned by some, who don’t see the long term planning in selling a highly rated, and improving, Spain U21 international.
If Pedraza plays a big part in firing Leeds United to promotion, and the deal is made permanent, then the questions will grow further in Spain.