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Leeds make Spain forward Rodrigo their club-record signing

Leeds have completed the signing of Spain international Rodrigo from Valencia for a club-record tran...


Leeds make Spain forward Rodri...

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Leeds make Spain forward Rodrigo their club-record signing


Leeds have completed the signing of Spain international Rodrigo from Valencia for a club-record transfer fee of 30-million-pounds.

The 29-year-old, who played on loan at Bolton in 2010, has agreed a four-year deal at Elland Road.

"I'm really excited and very happy to join the club in this important season for all of us," Rodrigo told Leeds' website.

"It’s a new step in my career and I want to help the team to achieve the goals of the season.

"Leeds have been working for two weeks on this deal with Valencia, we knew Valencia have some problems now as we didn’t achieve the Champions League.

"Since the first time Victor (Orta, director of football) talked to me I knew I wanted this new challenge with Leeds.

"I will be working with one of the best coaches (Marcelo Bielsa) in football, he has done important things in different clubs and I’m excited to learn."

The Brazilian-born forward found the net 59 times in 220 games during his six years in Andalucia, helping Valenica to lift the Copa del Rey in 2019. He's also scored eight goals in 22 games for Spain.



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