Leeds miss out on Pedraza deal

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Leeds have missed out on the permanent signing of Villarreal attacker Alfonso Pedraza, according to a report.

Spanish outlet AS Futbol claim that the Whites had an £8.5million deal agreed with the Spanish club to sign him permanently in the summer

However, this would only come into place if Garry Monk’s side were promoted to the Premier League this season.

It is understood the two sides agreed the term when the 21-year-old joined in January on a six-month loan deal, but he has now returned to Spain to his parent club.

The Yorkshire giants were right in the promotion picture for most of the season, but a considerable late dip saw them drop out of the top-six places and fall just short of the play-offs.

Pedraza made a positive impact during his brief loan spell at Elland Road and become a regular starter for manager Monk.

The left winger made 14 appearances in the Championship for Leeds and his only goal came in an away victory at Birmingham.

He may have lacked the statistics to prove his worth to the side, but he had an extra attacking flair that excited fans.

However, Pedraza was unable to inspire his Leeds side to the dramatic play-offs and has now returned to Villarreal, where he has a long-term contract.

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