Leeds United fans have been patient. Very patient.
Not just in getting back to the Premier League. Not just this past season, when they had to wait a year from the start of the campaign for promotion to be secured.
They’ve also had to be very patient for big deals to be announced by their club.
They’ve had to be patient over a new deal for Marcelo Bielsa.
And they’ve had to be very patient over new first-team transfers.
That wait finally came to an end today after Leeds announced the club-record signing of Valencia striker Rodrigo.
The first hint that today was the day came from prominent Spanish journalist Guillem Balague early on.
He said that last-minute “hiccups” had been resolved and that the Valencia striker would become a Leeds player on Saturday.
After some typical last minute hiccups but now resolved, last night all was agreed, done and dusted.
You are right getting excited about what he can do for the side, Leeds fans! pic.twitter.com/iIyBxK5vcY
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 29, 2020
That came to pass at 9am on Saturday morning when it was officially announced and Leeds fans hit meltdown.
✍️ #LUFC are delighted to announce the signing of Rodrigo from Valencia for a club record transfer fee
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 29, 2020
Leeds fans were absolutely thrilled with the news after getting jitters that something was going wrong with the deal after the player completed his medical last week.
Rodrigo suffered from knee problems last season and missed out on the last few games of the season.
He didn’t play in Valencia’s pre-season friendly, although that seems to have had more to do with this deal than any lingering injury problems.
The next questions will be how fit is the player and will he be able to play any part in the Premier League opener against Liverpool?
That’s for another day, though. Today, these fans are just thrilled that the player has signed…
We’ve come so far in such a short time…..
Pinch yourself moments these. Koch next and that’s two world class? (I think so) Players in a week and for around £40m
Top business that and credit where it’s due to Radz and Orta #MOT
— ⚽️ (@The_Ayling_Flop) August 29, 2020
we are going to win the league lads!!!
— KolasiTANK🎖️ (@badboykola) August 29, 2020
— Eoin Murphy (@eoinscruff) August 29, 2020
What a club
Just announce top 6
— CALEB📍 (@caleb23lufc) August 29, 2020
What a First signing Back in the Big time, Fair play to Radz, Orta, and Kinnear, went and got Proven Quality at the highest level , Absolutely buzzing to wake up to RODRRRRRIGGGGOOO
— Rodrigo 🔥 (@1919Champions) August 29, 2020
This is the most filthy thing we’ve done in ages. Hats off to Orta, Radz, Kinnear. Absolute beauty x
— MOTweets (C) 🏆 (@MOTweets1919) August 29, 2020
Amazing news, a Spanish international joining our great club.
Well done all involved 👏
— Rock Faber 💛💙 (@craggsy82) August 29, 2020
Fantastic stuff, looking forward to seeing him bag the goals that qualifies us for Europa League next Season!
— Ryan (@__MrPositive__) August 29, 2020
Can not wait to see him play exciting signing welcome to Leeds Rodrigo
— Colin 💙💛🏆 (@CsColin666) August 29, 2020
Brilliant signing we are making some big moves. Can’t wait. Let’s go Leeds.
— craig bertram (@craigbertram79) August 29, 2020
Fantastic bit of work there radz and victor . People moan for a forward and they deliver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 bravo bravo
— Jonny D (@JonnyD_LUFC) August 29, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay: This is what the Leeds United players think of Rodrigo signing