Rafa Mújica’s loan to Real Oviedo from Leeds United has been nothing short of a disappointment as he hasn’t started a match this season.
Oviedo’s sporting director Francesc Arnau has admitted they are waiting for the Whites to take a decision on the striker as his side are “looking for a way out” for Mújica.
On January 12th, we relayed news from Spain stating the 22-year-old is lined up for a move to UD Las Palmas.
Two days later, Las Palmas president Miguel Ángel Ramírez revealed the Leeds man is on his side’s agenda and has has been offered to them. However, his signing can only be completed once they trim their squad.
Pietro Iemmello, who is on loan from Benevento, was expected to leave the Segunda División side, and there seems to be a development on that front, according to AS.
The Italian has admitted he is on the verge of leaving and his impending exit will lighten the Spanish club’s wage bill.
The report further adds Las Palmas’ idea is to give Iemmello’s wages to Mújica, but it will only be possible if they end up signing the latter in the winter market.
Las Palmas have seen three of their players test positive for the Covid-19 and another report from AS states the latest situation has forced manager Pepe Mel to ‘reinvent the team’.
At the end of the same report, Mújica gets a mention and it’s claimed Marcelo Bielsa’s striker is ‘waiting’, which is most likely to join Las Palmas. However, in the absence of new arrivals, Mel will be forced to look at the club’s academy.