Leeds have reportedly agreed a club-record deal with Valencia to sign striker Rodrigo, with a medical planned for Wednesday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men appear to have acted quickly after news broke on Tuesday morning that they were in negotiations for the 29-year-old.
The Whites have identified attack as an area of priority in this summer’s transfer window. Bielsa wants support up top for Patrick Bamford after Jean-Kevin Augustin’s failed loan move.
Reports have linked several players with a move to West Yorkshire. AC Milan’s Rafael Leao is allegedly a target, as is Stuttgart’s Nicolas Gonzales.
But with Valencia struggling financially, Leeds are said to have offered €30m plus add-ons to seal a deal for Rodrigo.
The report comes from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who states that Rodrigo will agree personal terms before undergoing his medical.
The experienced attacker, who has previously been linked with Barcelona, has scored 35 goals in 145 LaLiga matches for Valencia.
Rodrigo also has an impressive record at international level, notching eight times in 22 games for Spain.
LEEDS IN POLE POSITION TO LAND ARSENAL STARLET
Meanwhile, Leeds are leading the race to sign Arsenal Under-23s striker Sam Greenwood in a deal rising to £3million, according to a report.
The Athletic claims Leeds are keen to add more attacking mettle to their academy. One player they are keen to sign is Gunners youngster Greenwood.
The 18-year-old, born in Sunderland, moved to Arsenal’s Hale End academy in the summer of 2018. After spending two years at Under-18s level, he earned a promotion to the Under-23s in July.
Indeed, Arsenal handed him the step up in class after his form in the previous three seasons. Overall, he has scored 22 goals in his domestic career to date, including 19 strikes in 47 Under-18 Premier League matches.
What’s more, The Telegraph claims Leeds will eventually win the battle to sign Greenwood. The newspaper says the deal will start at £1.5million and rise to £3million with add-ons. Read more…