The Spaniard is flying high at Villarreal under Unai Emery and has caught the eye with his performances for the Yellow Submarine.


He also had a short stint in England when he joined Leeds on loan for the latter half of the 2016/17 season; the Whites would have had to sign him permanently in the event of promotion.



It was one of those campaigns where Leeds came very close to finishing in the playoff spots, but a poor end to the season meant they finished seventh in the Championship standings.


Pedraza conceded that the Championship is an extremely difficult league to get out of because of the volatile nature that is not suitable for any team to record a consistent set of results.



He admitted that the pressure to win promotion at Leeds was big on every player and eventually when they failed the dressing room did suffer.


Pedraza told The Athletic: “The Championship is very demanding. You can win two games and jump lots of places but then lose two games and fall down.



“In the end, we could not reach the right level, whether it was tiredness or we were just unable to get over the line.


“The aim of the club was clearly to get to the Premier League, come what may.


“They had this objective, this dream, and it is true you felt that pressure as a player and when it did not work out, we suffered within the dressing room because we could not do it.”


Leeds eventually ended their Premier League exile last season, winning promotion to the top tier by winning the Championship.