Leeds United begin talks with Barcelona starlet over summer move

Date published: Saturday 18th May 2019 11:01

Leeds United are closing in on a move for Barcelona starlet Rafa Mujica, according to the latest reports from the Spanish media. 

Reports recently claimed that Leeds director of football Victor Orta has negotiated a nominal fee with Barca to sign the 20-year-old forward and a move to Elland Road will be completed once the transfer window reopens.

Mujica is yet to make a senior appearance for Barca’s senior side, but has a decent scoring record for their B team, having played 59 times in total – including a handful of appearances in Segunda Division – scoring 10 times.

Catalan outlet Sport then recently claims that Mujica would not renew his contract at the club because he knows Abel Ruiz will be ahead of him in the pecking order next season.

Alejandro Marques is also highly rated within the Barcelona system meaning Mujica is highly likely to struggle for game time next season.

Diario de Mallorca and El Desmarque have both stated that Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds are interest in the 20-year-old, but also mention interest from Mallorca, Sporting Gijon and Deportivo La Coruna.

Now, Spanish media outlet Tinta Amarilla claims that a number have clubs have opened talks over a deal, with Leeds being the most interested of those.

The Yorkshire club are preparing for another season in the Championship after missing out on promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

 

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