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Rodrigo Moreno spoke to former Marcelo Bielsa players before making Leeds United transfer decision

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Rodrigo Moreno spoke to former Marcelo Bielsa players before making Leeds United transfer decision

Leeds United’s hunt for an extra forward this summer saw them linked with a host of names but in the end, it was Spanish international striker Rodrigo Moreno that was brought to Elland Road. 

The West Yorkshire side spent a reported (Goal) £27 million to sign the attacker and, so far, he has looked the part in a Leeds shirt with fans impressed by his displays since joining the club. 

Rodrigo has now been speaking to the club’s official Twitter account about his early days at Leeds and it seems he is very happy to be working under new boss Marcelo Bielsa. 

However, it appears he did do his due diligence on the Argentine known as ‘El Loco’ before making the move. 

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“I think he’s a very good manager,” Rodrigo stated. “Before I came here I speak with some team-mates that have already worked with him before and I feel really comfortable (with him). 

“I think they are showing that his way of training and understanding of football is working here in Leeds from these years and this year also. I feel really comfortable and good to be here working with him and improving.”

Rodrigo has likely come across plenty of players to have worked with Bielsa during the coach’s time at Athletic Club, Marseille, and Lille during his time as a player with both Spain and Lille and it is telling that he still made the decision to join Leeds after this consultation. 


Bielsa clearly makes players better, as evident by the incredible upturn in performance from the likes of Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling, and Kalvin Phillips at Elland Road. 

Now, Rodrigo is playing in a deeper role at Leeds under the Argentine and it is clearly unlocking a side to his game that has not been utilised effectively in the past. 

Leeds fans will just keep hoping that Rodrigo can continue to thrive at Elland Road.

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