Leeds fans react to Barcelona eyeing Rodrigo
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Athletic claiming that Barcelona made a last-gasp move for Rodrigo.
Rodrigo has had a mixed time since arriving at Elland Road. His tally of seven goals in his first Premier League season is reasonable given that he only started 14 times.
It must also be noted that the large majority of those appearances came as a number 10 rather than as a striker.
It does feel that Leeds have not yet seen the best of the 30-year-old. So it is interesting that he did attract interest in the final hours of the summer transfer window – and from Barcelona, no less.
Barca reportedly wanted to take the forward on loan. Leeds snubbed the interest. And Rodrigo is reportedly happy to stay in Yorkshire.
Of course, Barcelona are not in a good place right now. So it is not quite the statement it would have been a couple of years ago. Nevertheless, it does highlight the talent Rodrigo has.
The reports have prompted plenty of reaction amongst Leeds fans on social media.
Some have insisted that Marcelo Bielsa needs to change how he uses Rodrigo. Many seemingly see his best role as being a backup striker to Patrick Bamford.
Others however, have suggested that they would probably be open to him leaving if Barcelona or another club come calling in the future.
Some, unfortunately, doubt whether he will ever vindicate the club breaking their transfer record to sign him.
Obviously, a loan deal does not appeal. But some feel that any substantial offers in the coming windows need to be looked at unless something changes.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Leeds fans have reacted to Barcelona eyeing Rodrigo…
‘I like Rodrigo but’: Leeds fans react to Barcelona targeting striker
Honestly, as much as we need and want it too. I just can’t see it working out. He doesn’t even seem mobile enough or have the desire to press with the intensity we play at. (I’d like to see his stats)
If we were offered around £20m, I’d snap someone’s hand off and re-invest.
— 🤫 (@anonymousL33ds) September 15, 2021
I feel like if Barca rate anyone nowadays it’s best to steer clear
— Will (@akaknxtty) September 15, 2021
They took a shine to De jong and Braithwaite. I wouldn’t trust their judgement these days. Costa went to valencia. Strange league.
— PJ (@PJ_Jenno) September 15, 2021
I like Rodrigo but if we are going to play him in an attacking midfield position I would sell him and get an actual attacking midfielder. I would be interested to see Bamford in the 10 role and Rodrigo at 9
— FSDalee (@FSDalee) September 15, 2021
If he doesn’t start playing well, I think he may be sold in the coming summer. Just my honest opinion; he doesn’t fit, at all. He’s a striker, either in a two or as a false-9 type. Not a no.10 or no.8. He never will be. Disappointing record signing all things considered
— MOTweets (@MOTweets1919) September 15, 2021
I feel he has just been unlucky that Bamford has made himself undroppable and future depends on weather he is prepared to come off the bench. Need to stop this no10 role isnt good for him or the club. #lufc
— Andy Pantling (@AndyPantling) September 15, 2021
I honestly think he’s a class act…. Shown glimpses of what he can do before he got injured and had Covid, and in particular away at Burnley last season.
Needs a goal and influence the game to show he should to stay on for 90 minutes to give him a confidence boost.
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) September 15, 2021
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