Leeds United have ‘reached an agreement’ with Valencia for the transfer of striker Rodrigo, with a deal expected to be closed ‘between today and tomorrow’.
Reports today indicated that Leeds chief Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta had travelled to Spain to finalise a deal for the striker as they look to bolster their forward line for their return to the Premier League.
The same reports stated that the two clubs were some way apart on their valuation of the striker but were working hard to find a middle ground and get a deal over the line.
Several updates since then have claimed that was close to happening and both AS and Plaza say that it now has.
AS state that a deal will be closed for ‘around €40m’, a number backed up by Onda Deportiva.
Acuerdo con el @LUFC para el traspaso de Rodrigo por 40 millones + bonus
— ONDA DEPORTIVA (@ODValencia) August 25, 2020
Plaza, though, offer more detail and explain that the actual price will be €30m fixed with €10m in ‘variables’ that will ‘not be difficult to fulfil’.
Super Deporte also report those numbers, stating that some of the bonuses are ‘easy to comply with’ and should see Valencia get €40m at some point.
However, their belief is that the final figure could be ‘somewhat below or above’ that price.
Either way, a deal seems to be edging closer to completion with them adding that the two clubs have spent today working out various details on the transfer, such as the fixed amounts Leeds would pay, the bonuses and how it would be paid.
Rodrigo, though, is set to make the move, with Leeds also having held talks with his representative over the last few days and now just a medical standing in the way.
El jugador tenía muchas dudas pero ha sido el propio Marcelo Bielsa el que le ha convencido en estos últimos días. El argentino ha sido la clave.
— Héctor Gómez (@Generaldepie_) August 25, 2020
Even that does not appear to be holding up the move, however, with journalist Héctor Gómez reporting that is set to take place tomorrow in Spain. They even state where it’s happening, at the Eresa Clinic.
He also adds that the player had ‘doubts’ about the move but Marcelo Bielsa proved to be ‘key’ in convincing him to make the switch to Elland Road.