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Report: Leeds very close to winning race for Rafa Mujica

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United appear to be closing in on Rafa Mujica again.

Rafael Rafa Mujica Garcia of Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Youth League Quarter-final match between Anderlecht and Barcelona held at Van Roy Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Denderleeuw,...

According to Zona Amarilla in Spain, Barcelona forward Rafa Mujica is very close to joining Leeds United after a recent scare about him heading to Las Palmas.

Mujica, 20, is set to leave Barcelona when his contract expires on Sunday, and speculation has surrounded a potential move to Elland Road.

The attacker – who hit seven goals in 33 games for Barcelona B last season – looks to be an exciting talent, who may not quite make the grade with Barca, but could make an impact with Leeds.

 

It's now believed that Mujica is close to sealing his move to Elland Road, which will surely mean that he heads into the development squad rather than into the first team under Marcelo Bielsa.

Links to Leeds first materialised last month, as Marca reported that Mujica had all but agreed a move to join the Whites at the end of his contract.

However, fears were raised last week that Mujica could end up heading back to hometown club Las Palmas, as Canarias7 reported that the forward had become a target for the Segunda side.

Rafael Rafa Mujica Garcia of Barcelona in action during the UEFA Youth League Quarter-final match between Anderlecht and Barcelona held at Van Roy Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Denderleeuw,...

The new reports suggest that whilst Mujica wanted a move back to Las Palmas, they haven't spoken to him about a move, and he will instead be signing for Leeds.

The move seems similar to when Leeds signed Kun Temenuzhkov from the Barcelona ranks in 2017, and they will now hope to see Mujica become a first-team player at Elland Road as Victor Orta continues to eye up young talent.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

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