Leeds United attacker Rafa Mujica has been offered to Las Palmas, the Spanish club’s president has confirmed.
Mujica, 22, has spent the first half of this season on loan at Las Palmas’ Segunda Division rivals Real Oviedo but has only managed four appearances as a substitute, amounting to 50 minutes, in the league.
And it seems that club could be Las Palmas, based on Miguel Angel Ramírez’s recent comments on Cadena Sur.
Ramirez has revealed that Leeds have offered the forward to Las Palmas, who are managed by ex-West Brom manager Pepe Mel.
However, the Canary Islands club is facing a cash issue that will need resolving before they can land the Leeds forward.
“First we have to lighten the exit operation before analyzing the possible arrivals,” said Ramirez, as quoted by Tinta Amarilla.
“Rafa Mujica and Dani Ojeda are on our agenda and they have offered them to us, but we have no intention of signing anyone. We have a budget and it depends on the departures we will see if we can bring someone. Things are working and we have to try to touch the team as little as possible. At the moment we don’t think there is any position to strengthen.”
Mujica’s Leeds nightmare could end this month
Mujica’s contract at Elland Road expires at the end of next season so for the good of everyone involved, it would be best if the striker leaves permanently at some point this year.
If it’s on a free transfer or a loan deal with the view to a permanent switch, it doesn’t matter. Mujica’s better off leaving this Leeds nightmare in the past.
Victor Orta signed Mujica in 2019 on a three-year deal after he was released by Barcelona.
The former Spain Under-19 international has since been sent out on loan at Extremadura, Villarreal B and current club Real Oviedo.
In those loan spells, Mujica has managed just 20 appearances in all competitions.
Mujica had his best spell at Villarreal B in the second half of last season, netting four times in seven appearances before the campaign was curtailed early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joining Real Oviedo has proven to be no better – in fact, worse – than his spell at Extremadura so for the sake of his development, it’s best if he moves on from them and from Leeds for good.
Orta cannot find Mujica a good club to go on loan to and if he’s not playing in Spain’s second-tier at the age of 22, what chance does he have in the Premier League?
In other Leeds United news, the Whites failed to announce a new deal that this Elland Road ace has signed.