Leeds are closing in on a deal to bring FC Barcelona product Rafa Mujica to West Yorkshire following his release by the La Liga giants, according to Sport via Sport Witness.
The 20-year-old centre-forward joined the Catalan colossus’ famed La Masia academy in 2015 from boyhood side CD Las Palmas, but saw his time with the club brought to an end last month when they opted against renewing his contract.
Whites chiefs had already been in discussions with the uncapped former Spain U19 international over a potential move to England this summer given he is a free agent, and were thought to have reached a pre-contract agreement with him in May.
Spanish newspaper Sport have now noted in their Tuesday edition that everything in Mujica’s future ‘points to Leeds’, and suggest his arrival in West Yorkshire could be confirmed in a ‘matter of hours’.
The Las Palmas-born forward – capable of playing on the wings, as well as through the centre – is not expected to be a part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans at first, however, with the attacker initially joining Carlos Corberan’s Under 23s instead.
It is a route recently taken by Mateusz Bogusz, who joined the Whites’ youth ranks in the winter and instantly made an impression under Corberan to see fans call for a first-team call-up.
Despite never seeing Mujica representing the Whites, some Leeds supporters are likewise looking forward to the day Bielsa hands him his senior United debut, with some dubbing the Spaniard a ‘class act’ and a ‘wonderkid’ when it recently emerged that his arrival was gaining momentum.