Leeds United’s versatile star Rodrigo Moreno has explained that the position he feels most comfortable playing is in the pocket of space behind a central striker.
The 29-year-old was the marquee addition at the start of the season out of all the summer signings, as he moved to Elland Road from La Liga club Valencia.
He is a left-footed talent that has 25 caps for Spain and adds some extra flair to Marcelo Bielsa’s XI.
But he’s been used in a variety of different positions so far for the Yorkshire giants, including as a forward, attacking midfielder and box-to-box midfielder.
Rodrigo has revealed that his favoured position is in a number 10 role, which in Leeds would be working off first-choice striker Patrick Bamford.
“The position I feel most comfortable is behind the striker,” Rodrigo told BBC West Yorkshire Sport.
“It is the position I used to play when I had better performances in Benfica, in Valencia also. It’s true that I have some characteristics that I can adapt myself for different positions. But I think, in my opinion, that’s the position I can give more to the team.”
Rodrigo has three goals and zero in 17 games across all competitions this season for Leeds, which suggests that it’s not gone perfectly for him at Elland Road.
The £58,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has shown some real flashes of individual brilliance, plus he’s got the intelligence, aggressiveness and work-rate to fit a Bielsa side.
But he’s definitely capable of going through a few more gears as the season develops, so he’s certainly someone to watch carefully in the second half of the campaign.