Leeds United are seemingly closing in on a deal to sign Spanish international striker Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia. As reported by Goal, the Whites have secured the Valencia forward in a deal worth an initial £27 million, but that could rise with potential add-ons.
It would be a club-record signing for Leeds, surpassing the deal that saw Rio Ferdinand arrive at the club from West Ham United.
The Spanish side have now confirmed that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs and just personal terms and a medical are now needed to complete this deal.
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It is an exciting move for Leeds United and one prominent figure in English football will undoubtedly approve of the signing.
Gary Neville briefly managed Rodrigo during his ill-fated time at the Mestalla. The Englishman did not get to work with Rodrigo immediately, as the Spaniard was suffering from a knee injury. In fact, he never got the best out of Leeds’ newbie, with Rodrigo failing to score under Neville’s tenure.
However, he was still a big fan of the player.
“I am very impressed with him,” Neville told El Mundo in January 2016. “Since he returned from Christmas he has trained fantastically well. He had a very good impact in the Real Madrid game. I believe in him a lot, I have a lot of faith.”
Leeds United fans will no doubt be hoping that they can see the best of Rodrigo at Elland Road once his move to West Yorkshire is finalised.
Hopefully, that will mean better performances than he managed under Neville. With Marcelo Bielsa his guiding light, that seems a likely proposition.