Ex-Barcelona B striker Rafa Mujica joins Leeds

04 Jul 2019 01:27 pm, by YorkshireSquare

In a move that will further improve the potency of Carlos Corberan’s U23 side twenty-year-old Spanish striker Rafa Mujica joins from Barcelona B on a three year deal. Born in the Canary Islands, Mujica joined Barcelona's youth setup in 2015 from Las Palmas. In January 2018 Mujica went out on loan to Cornella where he played 16 games for the side scoring 6 goals. After his loan spell he returned to Barcelona training with the first team during the summer of 2018. During the 2018-19 season he played 33 games for Barcelona B scoring 7 goals in Segunda Division B, the third tier of Spanish football.

The step up from the third tier of Spanish football to the Championship is a big one and it is likely that Mujica will, link up with Carlos Corberan’s U23 side initially to gain experience of the more physical English football. He will join fellow ex-Barcelona striker Kun Temenuzhkov and both of them will be hoping to replicate another striker who made the move from Barcelona B to Leeds United (albeit via Merida), Luciano Becchio. Mujica definitely has a lot of potential and under the combined guidance of Carlos Corberan and Marcelo Bielsa could make a push for first team action later in the season.

Whilst Mujica will need to prove himself before getting anywhere near Marcelo Bielsa’s first team his signing could mean Ryan Edmondson gets more chances next season. A tall, powerful striker he scored 19 goals for the U23s last season and could provide something a bit different to both Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford.

Former Barcelona B striker Rafa Mujica looks to be an exciting prospect.