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Leeds United sign Spanish U21 international Pedraza

The winger joins from Villarreal Credit: Leeds United

Leeds United sign Spain Under-21 international Alfonso Pedraza on loan from Villarreal.

The 20-year-old joins has an option in place to sign permanently for Leeds in the summer.

Pedraza has spent the first half of this season on loan at Spanish Segunda División outfit CD Lugo, where he made 23 appearances, with his final game coming in last Sunday's 1-1 draw with Real Zaragoza.

Pedraza has featured in 71 career games at club level and featured in the UEFA Europa League with parent side Villarreal last season.

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At international level, in 2015 Pedraza helped Spain to victory in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship held in Greece and was capped by the Under-21 side for the first time in 2016.

Pedraza will not be available for Wednesday's trip to Blackburn Rovers, but could make his debut in Sunday's Yorkshire derby clash with Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.

The winger will be in contention to make his Elland Road debut against Cardiff City on Saturday 11th February.

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