Leeds in talks to sell out-of-favour Spanish striker to two clubs

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2021 11:37 - James Marshment

Leeds United are looking to sell Rafa Mujica this month, with the Spanish striker having failed to win over Marcelo Bielsa.

Mujica joined Leeds in the summer of 2019, signing a three-year deal having left Barcelona B.

He was handed a debut for Leeds in their pre-season friendly at York that summer – but is yet to feature for their first team.

Indeed, Mujica returned to his homeland immediately with a loan spell with Segunda Liga Extremadura. They rejected an offer to make the move permanent and the striker then moved on to Villarreal B.

This summer, Mujica made the move to Real Oviedo, but is yet to make his competitive debut for the second tier side.

Despite that La Voz de Asturias claims Mujica’s agent is in talks over a permanent move there.

However, they are not the only club keen to secure his services. Indeed, Las Palmas are also looking to battle Oviedo for Mujica’s services.

As per Udlaspalmas.net, the Gran Canaria club, however, will need to cut short Pietro Iemmello’s loan spell first.

A third club has also been credited with an interest in the shape of Numancia.

Either way, it seems Mujica’s time at Leeds will be over before it’s even really begun.


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Leeds tipped to bring in another striker

Leeds’ winder-upper-in-chief, Gabriel Agbonlahor, meanwhile, has tipped the club to sign another striker this month.

Rodrigo Moreno signed for a £26.9m fee from Valencia this summer and has had to play in a wirthdrawn No 10 role.

But given a chance up front for the rested Patrick Bamford against Crawley and he struggled to make an impact.

Rodrigo Leeds

Now, pundit Agbonlahor has backed Leeds to bring in a replacement backup frontman.

“I think most managers would want three strikers,” he said.

“Bamford has been great this season but if he gets an injury can you rely on Rodrigo?

“As much as everyone is on the case for Leeds for that performance it can happen.

“I’ve played in games in the FA Cup where there can be an upset because if you’re not playing at 100 per cent you can get turned over by any club, no matter what level they are and I think that’s what happened to Leeds. Crawley just wanted it more and that can happen in football.

“He [Bielsa] will be disappointed and he might look at bringing in another striker who can come in and fill in for Bamford when he’s rested or injured.”

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