A pretty good sign that a transfer could work out well is when the player’s previous teammates voice concerns about missing him.
Leeds United signed Alfonso Pedraza from Villarreal this week, in a deal which is initially a loan, but with a view to a permanent deal in the summer. Pedraza had been on loan for the season at second division Spanish club Lugo, and Villarreal had to pay compensation to end that agreement.
Lugo have wished Pedraza well in his new Leeds United adventure and one of the 20 year old’s former teammates has now spoken of his worry that he’s going to miss the player, both on the pitch and off it.
Joselu is quoted by El Progreso as saying: “With Alfonso he understood me very well, he gave me assists and maybe I’ll miss him on the pitch and, separately, because of the relationship we had.”
It’s a good endorsement for Leeds United manager Gary Monk to listen to, and Pedraza could prove to be a great signing. There were claims this week that several other clubs had wanted Pedraza, but without going too far back with links, the side most strongly linked had been Southampton.