By Pranav Shahaney

2nd Feb, 2023 | 8:40pm

Leeds United could look to cash in on Rodrigo in summer transfer window

Leeds United attacker Rodrigo suffered yet another injury and he will now be missing two months of football, per an official announcement.

Via their Twitter handle, Leeds confirmed that due to the ankle injury sustained in the FA Cup tie against Accrington Stanley, he will not be back before April.

This is a real blow for the Whites as he’s been their primary goal threat all season, but things have now changed with Georginio Rutter’s signing.

The French forward was brought in as a club record signing and he’s expected to be starting games week in and week out once he’s used to the system.

Leeds also brought in Brenden Aaronson in the summer and he appears to be the long-term number 10 for them if all goes as per plan.

Rodrigo’s form this season has surprised many, but he is out of contract in 2024 and has not put pen to paper to a new deal just yet.

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At 31 (turns 32 in March), he’s not getting any better and he is going to face more injury issues in the future as that’s just how it happens with professional footballers.

While he’s managed to stay fit for most of the games this season, this recent setback could see the club make a decision on cashing in on him.

He will still have some demand in the summer after scoring 10 goals in 18 Premier League games this season and Leeds could look to recoup close to what they spent to sign him.

There certainly will be clubs in Spain willing to take him and it’s best Leeds do that rather than handing him a new deal and gambling on him being the same player on the other side of his injury and in the next season as well.

In other Leeds United news, a manager has expressed disappointment at the failure to sign a first-team Leeds player in January.