Leeds sign Valencia striker Rodrigo in record-breaking £26m deal
Leeds agree club record deal worth up to £35m for Valencia striker Rodrigo – with Spain star set to have medical this week after being convinced to return to the Premier League having flopped Bolton
- Leeds have agreed a club record £26million deal with Valencia for Rodrigo
- Rodrigo will also receive a further £9million in add ons for his switch to Leeds
- The 29-year old is expected to undergo a medical Wednesday ahead of signing
- Valencia are keen to raise funds for the club and hope the new deal will do so
Leeds United have agreed a club record £26million deal with Valencia for Spain international striker Rodrigo.
The 29-year old is expected to undergo a medical Wednesday ahead of signing after being persuaded by Leeds director of football Victor Orta and owner Andrea Radrizzani who visited Valencia yesterday to finalise the deal.
A further £9m is due in add ons for what represents a major coup for Leeds who are also talking to Freiburg over a deal for defender Robin Koch.
Leeds United have agreed a club record £26million deal with Valencia for striker Rodrigo
Rodrigo has been an important player for Valencia in recent seasons, scoring 19 goals in the 2017-2018 campaign and 15 in 2018-2019.
He only managed seven goals last season but missed the last few weeks of the campaign with a knee injury.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani reportedly flew out to Spain to close the deal with Valencia
Valencia are desperate to raise funds with Rodrigo one of the players who can fetch a high fee
His assists record is also impressive with 28 in all competitions over the last three years.
Valencia’s failure to qualify for Europe next season means they are having to sell several of their best players with Ferran Torres leaving to join Manchester City while Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin have also departed.
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