During the peak of the pandemic, several stories from Spain reported the difficult financial situation Valencia found themselves in.

The club were in so much trouble they couldn’t even pay full salaries, and told the squad they’d need to use IOU notes and pay at a later date.

According to Marca, things had a big turnaround at the Mestalla, partly due to Leeds United agreeing a deal to sign Rodrigo.

Sources from Valencia told the outlet that all players have now been told they’ll be paid normally in early September.

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Rodrigo is set to sign for Leeds United following the clubs reaching an agreement for an initial €30m fee, plus a further €10m in bonus payments.

The striker was pictured along with Victor Orta in a Spanish airport on Wednesday morning, after completing a medical, so it shouldn’t take long until we finally see him wearing a Leeds United kit.

Rodrigo had 59 goals and 41 assists in 220 appearances for Valencia.