After his contract at Barcelona expired in 2019, Leeds United took Rafa Mújica on a free transfer in the summer transfer of that year.
The striker hasn’t represented the Whites so far because he was sent out on loan since the start of the 2019/20 season.
Mújica is currently on loan at UD Las Palmas and he joined them in the winter market after Marcelo Bielsa’s side cut short his temporary stay at Real Oviedo earlier this year. Prior to that, he was on loan at Extremadura UD and Villarreal’s B team last campaign.
The Leeds owned player struggled to enjoy regular minutes in the last 18 months or so and that has hindered his growth and development.
Cope had a conversation with the Spaniard, where he revealed how he started to doubt himself after his past loan spells weren’t successful.
“These two years I was on loan to Extremadura and Oviedo, and I didn’t play at all,” he said.
“I got to wondering what was going on, if it was me (the problem)… I’m the first to think if I’m doing well or not, but I had a clear conscience. I was doing my part, but in football there are many factors that you do not control.”
The 22-year-old has featured in eight league matches for Las Palmas in the second half of the season. Even though he was left on the bench for the last two fixtures, Cope journalist Juanfran Cruz reports Mújica is still a key player for Pepe Mel’s side.
“Mújica has not been the undisputed starter, but he is an important player for Pepe Mel. What happens is that Las Palmas has a lot [of players] up front, with Araujo and Jesé, who is having extraordinary form,” Cruz explained.
“Now he’s not counted a lot, but he is very involved, very motivated. He has scored a goal, has had chances and is helping the Unión Deportiva a lot.”