Leeds United fans on Twitter have been split after Marca reported that a deal to sign Barcelona youngster Rafael Mujica was close.
Mujica is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, but now aged 20 he is yet to make a first-team appearance for the European giants.
He has played 63 games for the Catalan club’s B team where he has scored just 10 goals, so it has been difficult for certain members of the Leeds fanbase to get excited about his potential arrival.
Other fans though are thrilled about the prospect of bringing in a player who has come through the same academy as Lionel Messi.
The potential signing of a Spanish-speaking striker has had certain supporters comparing Mujica to Luciano Becchio. The Argentine became a cult hero at the club, and boasted a fantastic goalscoring record at Elland Road.
Here’s what Leeds fans have been saying on Twitter…
Whoever Marcelo picks is fine with me. He picked out James now everyone wants him.
— Mip (@mipsical) May 13, 2019
— badji (@chiefguns) May 14, 2019
— Renos (@ItsRenos) May 13, 2019
Temenuzhkov > Mujica
— Daniel Kilburn (@BurnfaceRovers) May 13, 2019
10 goals in 60 games. Not exactly prolific.
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) May 13, 2019
The new Becchio
— Stephen Edwards (@ste_edwards92) May 13, 2019