Leeds Set to Land Spanish striker In a Club Record Deal
Newly-promoted English Premier League club Leeds United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno.
The Spanish club confirmed on Tuesday night that an agreement in principle is in place with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, subject to a medical and “other formalities” being completed.
The deal is believed to be worth around €30m (£27m), which would make the former Benfica forward Leeds’ most expensive ever signing – surpassing the 20-year-old record previously held by Rio Ferdinand.
Rodrigo 29, had a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in 2010-11 and initially joined Valencia on loan from Benfica in 2014.
He went on to score 59 goals in 220 games for the La Liga club, helping them win the Copa del Rey in 2018-19.
In a statement from the club “Valencia want to thank Rodrigo Moreno for his commitment and effort over the last six seasons,”
Leeds United won the Championship by 10 points last season to secure their return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.