Rafa Mujica, the product of Barcelona youth academy has been spotted by Leeds United, who decided to bring the Spanish striker to their squad in hopes he can help them escape the Championship next season.
Rafa Mujica, born on October 29th, 1998 started off his career in summer of 2015 when he joined Barca U19 from Las Palmas U19. From there, Rafa Mujica moved to FC Barcelona B, where he remained up until January 2018, when he was sent on a loan to UE Cornella. For UE Cornella, Rafa Mujica played a total of 16 games and scored 6 goals, which adds up to a grand total of 10 goals and added 6 assists in 76 professional games he has played. While he by no means has impressive numbers, Leeds have spotted potential in this Spanish striker, whose contract with Barcelona B is to expire this summer.
Rafa Mujica proved his versatility being able to play as a forward or a winger which is exactly what Leeds United need. Their lack of offensive creativity cost them a promotion this season, which is something they will hope to fix by adding Rafa Mujica to their squad. However, he won’t be the only Spanish addition to Leeds, who are now lead by former Athletic Club Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa. Just recently, Leeds added goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, while Sami Saiz remains on a loan at Getafe.
Reports suggest Rafa Mujica already made a deal with Leeds United, who will hope the Championship will be the perfect place for the young Spanish player to develop and one day bring them back into the Premier League, which seemed to be out of their reach for several years now.
Are we looking at yet another superstar is way too early to say, however, Rafa Mujica has proven, he has potential and will surely be a great addition to the English side, who will once again try to escape Championship league next season, hopefully with a higher degree of success.