Leeds United signed Rafa Mujica from Barcelona B during the summer window.
The 21 year old was being edged out of the picture at Barca as they looked to bring through young players for the attacking positions. Mujica was expected to be part of Leeds’ U23 squad this season, and then towards the end of August he was packing his bags again.
Signing for Extremadura, the Segunda Division side announced the transfer and revealed they have a buying option, but gave no further option on this. Since then Mujica has been struggling to get minutes, due to a mixture of injury issues and selection.
Born in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Mujica is a big deal for the media there. UDLasPalmas.net report the youngster is expected to get more game time soon, now he’s fully fit.
They’ve also picked up comments the striker gave to Spanish radio this week, in which he said Las Palmas is the “club of his heart”, playing for them would “be a dream”, and he ended the flirting by saying: “I’d do it for free.”
Las Palmas are currently 13th in Segunda Division, with Extremadura 20th. Despite the option, it’s unclear what the Leeds United owned player will do next summer, although he certainly has a preference.