Rodrigo names three Leeds stars he knows well as he explains transfer

James Marshment
Rodrigo Moreno

Leeds new boy Rodrigo Moreno can’t wait to help the team achieve their goals after joining United in a club-record deal.

The Yorkshire outfit confirmed they had finalised the £26.7m deal on Saturday morning. The Spain striker has signed a four-year deal at Elland Road.

There is lots of excitement around the deal from supporters and Rodrigo opened up about his reasons for signing.

“For me I’m really happy and very excited to join the club. This is an important season for all of us, coming back to the Premier League” he told the club’s official website.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their messages on social media, the club, the president Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta for their efforts.

“For me this is a new step in my career and I want to help the team achieve the goals of the season.

“Leeds have been working for almost two weeks on this deal with Valencia. From the first time Victor talked to me, I knew I wanted this new challenge with Leeds, a historic club.

“Of course Marcelo Bielsa is one of the best coaches in football at this moment. He has done important things at different clubs and I’m excited to learn from him. I want to improve my football with hard work and teamwork. I hope we can do important things this season.

“My first experience of the Premier League was with Bolton in 2010, which was my first season in a top division and it was a nice experience.

“I was very young in that moment, nowadays I am a better player, a much more complete player than I was and I’m really excited to come back to the Premier League.”


Rodrigo names the three Leeds stars he already knew

Rodrigo Moreno Valencia

There will also be some familiar faces among the Leeds squad for Rodrigo, to help with the transition.

Pablo Hernandez has played in Valencia and I text him this morning to say hello,” said Rodrigo.

“With Kiko Casilla I played with him in the national team once. When I was at Benfica, Helder Costa was in the second team.

“So of course knowing these players is important for me for my adaptation to the club. I can’t wait to arrive as soon as possible to meet my new teammates.”


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