Sunday, October 25, 2020

Javier Subirats thinks Leeds United wasn’t Rodrigo’s first-choice club

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Javier Subirats has said that he does not think that Leeds United were Rodrigo’s first-choice club to join in the summer transfer window.

Rodrigo moved to Leeds from Valencia for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £26 million.

Valencia legend Subirats believes that the 29-year-old – who can operate as a winger or as a striker – is a good signing for the Premier League club, but he does not think that the West Yorkshire outfit – who are rated at 29/20 by Betfair to win against Wolverhampton Wanderers next Monday – was his preferred choice.

Subirats told TribalFootball: Finally, Rodrigo has gone to Leeds but not for the price that Valencia had been hoping for. But these are difficult times now, economically speaking, for the club.

“I don’t believe that Leeds is really the best choice of club that perhaps Rodrigo would have liked to have joined.

“Regarding Rodrigo, in theory, I think he would have liked to have gone to one of the bigger clubs in Spain, which was on the cards before.”

Rodrigo Stats

According to WhoScored, Rodrigo has made one start and three substitute appearances in the Premier League for Leeds so far this season, scoring one goal in the process.

During the 2019-20 campaign, the Spain international made 23 starts and four substitute appearances in La Liga for Valencia, scoring four goals and providing seven assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

The 29-year-old also played six times in the Champions League for Los Che last season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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