Rafa Mujica is yet to represent Leeds United since joining the Whites from Barcelona in 2019.
The forward had short loan spells at Extremadura UD and Villarreal last season before moving to Real Oviedo on another temporary deal in the summer.
His time in Oviedo has been nothing short of a disappointment as the 22-year-old is yet to start in the league this season.
On Boxing Day, we carried a report from AS which explained the Spaniard is expected to return to Elland Road in the winter market.
Today’s edition of AS has a report about the Leeds owned player and UD Las Palmas’ interest in him. The report add there are ‘frantic days’ ahead for the second division Spanish side in the winter market, and Mujica is a big part of that.
The club say they are looking to replace injured players with youngsters from their academy. The newspaper, however, explains Las Palmas are looking to bring in reinforcements from outside.
According to the report, the Segunda División side are ‘probing’ the return of Mujica, who started his career at Las Palmas’ academy before moving to Barca in 2015.
Before making any signing, the lower division club will have to make room in their squad by letting one of their players leave.
AS state Pietro Iemmello is on the ‘exit ramp’ and all roads lead to the Italian as the main suspect to be heading out of the club’s door. Mujica is viewed as Iemmello’s ‘replacement’ at Las Palmas.
It would be an intriguing move for the Leeds United youngster. He’s from Las Palmas and started his career their, but a return could be considered a big step back… maybe it’s one he needs to take.