The Spaniard's absence is being keenly felt at his former club.
Leeds United worked hard in the winter to bring in talented Spaniard Alfonso Pedraza. He arrives with a good reputation and has the option to join on a permanent deal from Villarreal should Leeds earn promotion. The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that fee as being in the region of £8.5 million.
Prior to his loan move to Leeds he was at Spanish second tier side Lugo and helping them fight for promotion to La Liga.
He was demonstrating some great form in the competition, but now he has moved on the Spanish side are clearly feeling the impact.
Pedraza’s final game for the club was on the 29th January. Since then his former side have played six times. They won their first game, 1-0 v Cordoba, but have not won since. They have drawn three and lost two of the games since he left for Yorkshire and that poor form has seen them drop down the Segunda Liga table to ninth – now outside the promotion play-off places.
Leeds' Alfonso Pedraza celebrates scoring their third goal
Alfonso has featured in five games for Leeds since making the move to Elland Road and has scored once, in the 3-1 win against Birmingham City.
Fans at Lugo will be ruing their loan star’s departure. Leeds fans will hope he can guide them to the Premier League.