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Leeds to sign Villarreal star


Leeds to sign Villarreal star

Leeds United have made a six-figure payment in order to sign Spanish forward Alfonso Pedraza.

The Championship big hitters will pay the costs of the loan fee needed to secure the Spaniard until the end of the season. 

It is believed that Pedraza has undergone a Leeds medical as he puts the finishing touches to a loan-to-buy deal.

The 20 year old winger will be on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent transfer that could be worth up to 8.5million, however reports suggest that this deal would only go through if Leeds are promoted to the Premier League. 

Reports claim the loan fee is 300,000, which Leeds had to pay to end Pedraza's previous loan spell with Spanish second tier club Lugo.

Pedraza, 20, is set to become the club's second signing of the winter window following Pablo Hernandez, who signed a permanent deal earlier this month after initially impressing on loan. 

Gary Monk will be hoping Pedraza will give Leeds the extra boost to reach the top flight for the first time in over 13 years.