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Leeds United to schedule Rodrigo medical with transfer fee agreed with Valencia

Talks between all parties have progressed rapidly over the past 48 hours or so, going from unlikely to now very close, but there’s still work to do.

Villarreal CF v Valencia CF - La Liga
Rodrigo has previously played in The Premier League, scoring one goal in 28 for Bolton Wanderers.
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Leeds United and Valencia have come to a quick agreement for a transfer fee for the move of Rodrigo Moreno to Elland Road this summer, with the fee standing at an initial €30 million, plus more than €10 million in add-ons, with Valencia seeing most of the incentives as very achievable.

Valencia have confirmed the agreement of the transfer fee, noting that personal terms and a medical are still to be sealed, with reports saying that Rodrigo is happy to sign for Leeds with a medical booked in Spain today (26/08/2020).

It’s been widely debated among fans and journalists as to whether Rodrigo is the best they could get in this summer’s striker search, with last season being a tough one for the 29-year old. Rodrigo scored just seven goals in all competitions last season, with Valencia performing below their usual standards in La Liga due to the sacking of their head coach, which split the Valencia camp in two.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid came very close to signing Rodrigo last summer, with a €60 million bid resulting in the Spaniard saying his goodbyes from Valencia before the Madrid giants cancelling the move due to another deal going south for Atletico.

However, despite the critics of this transfer, should it go through, Rodrigo is a player known for his excellent link-up play and versatility as an attacker. And now, Leeds will look to get the deal over the line as soon as possible, with a deal agreed to buy Rodrigo for half the price that Atletico had agreed just one year ago due to Valencia’s financial issues.

Elsewhere, Leeds are also in talks with Freiburg for Robin Koch, with a bid expected to be submitted this week. Plus, Brazillian media report that United representatives are in Portugal to speak with the agents of Arthur Cabral over a potential move.