Rafa Mújica is edging closer towards joining UD Las Palmas on loan from Leeds United.

The striker is currently on loan at Real Oviedo and after a disappointing first half of the season, he wants to leave them and return to his former club.

According to Cope, the 22-year-old has ‘closed the loan agreement’ with Las Palmas.

His temporary move is still not completed because the second division Spanish side will need to make room in their salary budget, which they plan to do on Friday. That can be done after allowing Pietro Iemmello to leave the club.

It’s claimed Las Palmas are negotiating the Italian’s exit so that ‘La Liga authorises the registration’ of the Whites owned player.

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Giorgi Aburjania has been allowed to leave Real Oviedo and the latter are now waiting for Mújica to also leave in the winter market.

According to La Nueva España, the duo’s farewell will mean ‘significant savings of around €100,000’ for Real Oviedo.

Aburjania and the Leeds man share the same agent, and Real Oviedo hope to close Mújica’s departure as soon as possible.

The report explains the frontman has ‘closed his agreement’ with Las Palmas after Marcelo Bielsa’s side ‘approved the operation’.

In order to register the former Barcelona academy player, Las Palmas will first have to release Iemmello.

Mújica didn’t train with Real Oviedo on Thursday and is now waiting for the ‘green light’ from Las Palmas, which will only arrive after Iemmello is allowed to leave the club.