In news just breaking, Leeds United are to have at least one new face with news of the imminent arrival of Spanish winger Alfonso Pedraza from La Liga side Villareal as per Spanish publication AS.
The 20-year-old two-cap Spanish Under-21 international moves from Villareal, who have paid a loan severance agreement of €300,000, to Leeds United on the understanding that promotion to the Premier League will kick in an automatic purchase option in the region of €10 million.
Whilst on loan at Galician side CD Lugo, the young Spaniard, who can play across the front three positions, made 22 La Liga 2 appearances, scoring six times and setting up a further eight assists.
Leeds had been in the hunt for another young Spaniard in Norwich’s former Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos, but with Pedraza incoming then this deal may have gone on the back-burner somewhat.
AS say that Pedraza’s professionalism shone through as he played in today’s Lugo fixture versus Zaragoza, “despite knowing it would be his last game with the Galician club.” Many teams were interested in acquiring his services but “finally Leeds is the team that will do [so] with their services.”
News of his arrival has sparked an interest amongst Leeds fans, many who were quietened by today’s exit from the FA Cup at the hands of non-league Sutton United.
Leeds fans react on Twitter to news of Pedraza interest and arrival
A cursory look at YouTube has told this fan all they need to know.
Some fine words from this Leeds United fan, verbosity in plenitude.
This Leeds fan is thinking what a lot are – Spanish player and Spanish coach connection.
Tom just cannot hold back the joy and this gif definitely shows it.
The love is strong in this one.
Even the Spanish regional press are picking it up.
Mediterráneo – El Villarreal CF cede a Pedraza al Leeds con una cláusula de 10 millones https://t.co/OvweTk0TuC
— Comunidad Valenciana (@valenciananoti) January 29, 2017
Likely more than a hint of sarcasm in this one.
Always rated pedraza #lufc
— Dan (@Danny_Hirst) January 29, 2017