By Craig Scott

21st Jan, 2020 | 4:05pm

Report suggests loaned-out Leeds centre-forward could return to Elland Road early

It has been suggested that Leeds United centre-forward Rafa Mujica could have his loan spell at Extremadura terminated early.

El Periodico Extremadura has reported that the 21-year-old’s future at the Spanish Segunda Division club is in doubt after failing to score since joining them on loan from Leeds in the summer.

It is understood that the former Barcelona youngster missed such an easy chance to score in the 2-1 defeat to Almeria at the weekend that he left the stadium in tears after the game.

Mujica has made just eight appearances in all competitions for Extremadura and now it seems as though they are toying with the idea of sending him back to Elland Road.

Extremadura have the third-worst attacking record in the Segunda Division and with the January transfer window open for another 10 days, they are looking to make changes that will help in their battle against relegation to the third-tier.

It is unlikely that this will mean much for Leeds, who have their own striker issue at the moment.

Patrick Bamford is Marcelo Bielsa’s only out-and-out centre-forward in the senior squad but he is struggling to get on the scoresheet at the moment and it has been widely reported that plans are in place to sign another striker before the month ends.

If Mujica returns to Leeds, it is unlikely that he is going to change those plans.

If you cannot score in the Segunda Division then what hope is the 21-year-old going to have in the Championship?

In other Leeds United news, Leeds have made enquiries for two forwards and one of them has scored 17 times this season.