Leeds United have brought in quite a lot of youngsters from the Spanish leagues in the last two seasons, but the player that started the influx, Alejandro Machuca, it appears, has been offloaded by The Whites this summer.

Spanish club Union Deportivo Ibiza have today confirmed the arrival of the 21-year-old via a post on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ibizaud_en/status/1151789660194123777?s=20

Machuca was out on loan from the West Yorkshire club last season at Burgos, where he made sixteen appearances, but it appears the player is deemed surplus to requirements this season also.

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Machuca joined Leeds from Rayo Vallecano in 2017 with much promise, but after a short spell with Carlos Corberan in the development squad, was allowed to move out on loan.

There is no indication as to any fee, but the player will miss at least another season at Elland Road.

Machuca was under contract at Leeds until 2020, but his new deal with UD Ibiza runs until 2021.

Chances of the player breaking into the first team squad at Leeds would have been slim anyway, so this news will have been expected by fans, with an overhaul in full swing by the clubs hierarchy.

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UD Ibiza were only founded in 2015, but the Segunda Devision B outfit are making the right moves in order to further their own development as a club by sourcing young, hungry players such as Machuca to aid with that.

There will be further still departures from Leeds United this summer, with the fringe players, the likes of Machuca being target for the exit door.

 


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