Loaned-out Leeds United striker Rafa Mujica has missed training with Real Oviedo as his agent works on terminating his temporary deal at the Spanish club, according to Lav Voz de Asturias.
Mujica, 22, has played just four times for Oviedo in the league since joining the Segunda Division club on a season-long loan deal from Leeds in the summer.
He did, however, get a start last month in the Copa Del Rey and netted twice as Oviedo beat CD Coria 3-2.
It is understood that Mujica doesn’t have much of a future at Oviedo though based on this latest report and while he misses training due to a knock, his representatives are working on tearing up his deal.
Mujica to stay in Spain?
Mujica’s in the final six months of his contract at Leeds and has already attracted attention from elsewhere in Spain with AS reporting that Las Palmas eyeing a move for the 22-year-old striker.
AS claims Ovieda are willing to let Mujica’s loan get cancelled so he can leave them this month and their Segunda Division rivals Las Palmas, who are managed by ex-West Brom manager Pepe Mel are keen on a deal.
It is not clear whether the deal will a permanent or loan one that Las Palmas are eyeing but either way, they’ll be able to sign Mujica for free in the summer when his contract at Elland Road expires.
Mujica is one of many pointless additions at Leeds by director of football Victor Orta.
Sure, he is a product of Barcelona’s youth system but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be a star player in the future in England.
Mujica hasn’t had a chance at Leeds and his loan spells have been nothing short of a waste of time.
We feel sorry for the young Spanish striker and we hope that he’s able to find a new permanent home this year where he plays plenty of football because his year-and-a-half on the books at Elland Road has done nothing but hold him back.
In other Leeds United news, Adam Pope has responded when asked if the Whites will sign a new goalkeeper this month.