While there are plenty of loan deals that work out for players and help them continue their development, there are also loads that don’t.
In the case of Rafa Mújica, the latter has been the case this season. The Leeds United man moved on loan to Extremadura in the hope of developing in the Segunda División.
His time in Spain has not been a happy one, though, with him managing seven appearances, 174 minutes in total and a total of zero goals.
His goal drought continued this weekend, with the striker missing a sitter in the last minute again Almeria that saw him leave the Francisco de la Hera stadium ‘in tears’ according to El Periódico Extramadura.
It was the latest low point in Mújica’s loan spell, and it seems a premature return to Leeds is possible.
In their report about the situation, El Periódico state that it ‘remains to be known’ if he will remain at the club until the end of the season. The insinuation, however, is that he won’t.
And that ties in with previous reports, with us covering a report earlier this month from journalist Angel Garcia Alvarez that the Leeds striker could be on his way to Villarreal’s reserves instead.
This latest incident is surely only likely to push him closer to the exit door, with this loan not working out for any party.
A situation for Leeds United to worry about, and to try and find a solution to.