Having arrived at Elland Road in 2019, Rafa Mújica has not yet made an appearance for Leeds United’s first team.

The striker has spent the last 18 months on loan at Extremadura UD, Villarreal B and Real Oviedo, where he failed to impress.

His temporary stay with Real Oviedo was cut short in January and the Whites allowed him to join UD Las Palmas on a loan deal until the end of this season.

In his second appearance, Mújica scored his first goal for Las Palmas in their 3-1 loss to UD Almería.

Despite the defeat, the Leeds owned player impressed with his performances and AS named him as the ‘most outstanding footballer’ for Las Palmas.

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La Provincia are also impressed with Mújica’s good start to his second spell with the Segunda División side.

They then explain the frontman has ‘suffered different difficulties’ in his career, which has ‘slowed down his progression’.

The outlet describes his return to Las Palmas as more of a ‘help to a home footballer than in a true belief that he could be a powerful reinforcement’ up front for the club in the future.

His loan deal with the second division Spanish side is until the end of the season, and in principle, he is expected to return to Leeds. La Provincia, however, add Mújica has 17 matches ‘in which he will try to get a permanent’ transfer.

In other words, the attacker has time until the end of the season to convince Las Palmas to make his loan stay permanent in the summer.

Mújica has ‘fulfilled his first task’ by scoring a goal, and whether he will be able to convince Las Palmas to make his deal permanent remains to be seen.