LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds has marked its return to the Premier League by signing forward Rodrigo from Valencia, breaking the club’s switch reveal after 20 years.
The 29-300 and sixty five days-broken-down Spain world, who scored 10 dreams in 38 games for club and nation final season, reportedly tag Leeds around 30 million kilos ($40 million).
The switch rate eclipses the 18 million kilos Leeds spent on defender Rio Ferdinand in 2000 for the duration of a length of heavy spending that contributed to the club’s monetary implosion and relegation from the Premier League in 2004.
Leeds gained promotion to the head division final month as League Championship winners and Marcelo Bielsa’s side opens against Premier League champion Liverpool on Sept. 12.
“I will seemingly be working with one amongst the greatest coaches in soccer,” Rodrigo mentioned. “He has performed indispensable issues in assorted golf equipment and I’m inflamed to be taught.”
Rodrigo performed for Celta Vigo and Precise Madrid as a teen before though-provoking to Benfica. He netted 27 cases in 67 games and used to be a shedding finalist within the Europa League in 2013 and 2014 for the Portuguese club before becoming a member of Valencia.
In six seasons with Valencia, he scored 59 dreams in 220 appearances and won the Copa del Rey in 2019.
Rodrigo has expertise in English soccer, spending the 2010-11 season on loan at Bolton, making 21 appearances and scoring once.
Born in Brazil, Rodrigo has performed 22 cases for Spain, scoring eight dreams.