Since their promotion to the Premier League was confirmed, Leeds United have been linked to a plethora of players, or as they say in Spain un mogollón of players. It is to Spain we go now with the following news:
— Manu Sainz (@Manu_Sainz) August 25, 2020
Here, Spanish reporter Manu Sainz links in a story from Spanish sport daily publication AS with his tweet saying ‘Leeds, in Valencia to try to close with Rodrigo.’ The linked story, as you’d expect, expands on the tweet.
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 Mestella since a £27m move from Benfica in July 2015.
He’s featured in 220 games for Valencia in his time at the club, scoring 59 goals and creating 41 assists. AS says that Leeds United’s delegation of Radrizzani and Orta will meet Valencia president, Anil Murthy, as they work hard on the deal that could give the Whites their frontline attacker for the Premier League.
There is a difference between the money that Leeds have proposed and what Valencia expect although AS state that agreement could be met around the €40m/£36.1m mark. Valencia is said to have already gotten down to replacing Rodrigo with the impending arrival of Borja Mayoral.