Leeds United bigwigs Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta are in Spain, Valencia to be more correct, as they look to close on a deal for Valencia striker Rodrigo. The outcome, if successful, will see Leeds United land their main striker for the Premier League albeit with a big hit to their purse strings.

The AS’ article says that Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta “are in Valencia to close the agreement with the club” as they pursue Valencia’s talented, Brazil-born Spain international. Rodrigo has been at the Mestalla since a £27m move from Benfica in July 2015.

Across all competitions and all seasons for Valencia, he has made 220 appearances, scoring a total of 59 goals and creating 41 assists for teammates. Radrizzani and Orta being out there and pushing this deal shows a massive indication that they want to get this one done and dusted and Rodrigo swapping the white of Valencia for the Whites of Elland Road.

It will be a huge outlay for Leeds; Valencia is said to be wanting in the region of €40m/£36.1 for Rodrigo’s signature in a deal that would obliterate United’s record transfer fee paid for Rio Ferdinand. It is a scenario that BBC Radio Leeds’ Adam Pope also comments on, adding a li

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