Johan Mojica is on the verge of leaving Rayo Vallecano on loan. The Colombian is seen as surplus to requirements under Ruben Baraja and Girona are interested in his services. There are just fourteen days remaining in the winter transfer market and Baraja has said that it was most likely players would be leaving as he tries to trim his squad to 21 or 22 players.
Negotiations are advanced
According to Diari de Girona, “Negotiations are very advanced” over the signing of the 24-year-old. The former Deportivo Cali player met with Baraja and the coaching staff before Christmas in order to form a plan and it was decided then that his best option was to make a move away in order to get more playing time.
Mojica started the first game under Baraja against Lugo and lasted 59 minutes. Since then he has not even been named in a squad, let alone get a chance to play. He continues to train with the remainder of the group until his future is sorted out.
If the loan deal does happen, it will be the Colombian’s second stint outside of the club. Under contract until 2018, Mojica signed for Rayo in 2014 from the Colombian side Deportivo Cali and spent the first two years of his time in Spain at Real Valladolid. He has played just 334 minutes this season when you factor injuries (achilles tendon) and falling out of favour with Baraja and it has been two months since he was named in a squad for Rayo Vallecano.