According to reports coming out of Spain, Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United will not sign Alfonso Pedraza on a permanent deal.

The 21 year old Spaniard moved to Elland Road on a loan deal in January, and an agreement was made between Leeds United and Villarreal that the Yorkshire club could sign him permanently following the conclusion of his loan spell.

However, Spanish media outlet futbol.as has today (May 15) reported that said agreement was only valid IF Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League.

The Whites finished seventh in the Sky Bet Championship, missing out on the Play-Offs by five points.

And because of this, it is reported that they will not have the option to sign Pedraza for the agreed fee of £10 million.

Whether or not this will disappoint Leeds United fans remains to be seen. The Spanish winger failed to make a massive impact during his time in England, scoring just once in 14 appearances.

However, there is no denying his potential. He’s been capped nine times at youth level for Spain, scoring three times for the U19s.

However Pedraza has failed to impress at Villarreal, and instead has been resigned to appearances for their second team, who play in the Spanish Segunda Division B – Group 3.

Leeds United will no doubt look elsewhere for a new winger, with Hadi Sacko also returning to his parents club.

The Whites are rumoured to be interested in signing Peterborough United star Marcus Maddison, who they were linked very strongly with in January 2016.

 


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