Speculation linking Rodrigo with a move away from Leeds United is “beyond a simple rumour”, according to La Razon.
Last week, the 30-year-old Spain international hit out at suggestions he’s unhappy at Elland Road and claimed “nonsense stories” about him wanting to leave are untrue.
However, Spanish news outlet La Razon claims that there is truth in reports linking Rodrigo with a move away with Leeds wanting to cut their losses on their club-record signing.
Leeds signed Rodrigo from Valencia for £27million last summer but it is understood the Whites already want to cash in on the forward and have offered him to Real Betis and Sevilla.
La Razon adds Sevilla shouldn’t have any issue with paying for Rodrigo but Betis might have to sell players to gather funds first.
We’re really unsure about what to believe here because Rodrigo is saying one thing and the Spanish press is saying another.
While we don’t doubt Rodrigo, players have been known in the past to commit their future to a club in empty words to fans but then do the opposite and end up leaving anyway.
We hope that’s not true with Rodrigo but La Razon seem to be completely sure that the Spain international could quit Elland Road in the summer after just one year in the Premier League.
Rodrigo hasn’t been a stand-out player for Leeds, we’ll admit that. But he has been key to the way Marcelo Bielsa has set his team up in the Premier League.
We all thought Rodrigo would replace Patrick Bamford as Bielsa’s number nine but even though a club-record fee was paid for the former Valencia ace, he hasn’t been used in his best position and has played mainly in the midfield.
But that doesn’t mean Rodrigo is no important.
He’s still made 23 appearances in all competitions for the Whites this season, scoring three goals and supplying one assist in the process.
Leeds have won just three out of nine matches when Rodrigo hasn’t played, losing in disappointing fashion to teams like Leicester, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Aston Villa.
We’re a better side with Rodrigo so we hope that he is telling the truth and the Spanish press is simply stirring the pot.
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