Leeds United consider signing Rodrigo, a Valencia striker

Leeds United consider signing Rodrigo, a Valencia striker

Leeds United consider signing Rodrigo, a Valencia striker

Leeds United have considered signing Valencia Rodrigo, a Valencia striker. Rodrigo scored eight goals last season as Valencia finished ninth in La Liga. He joined from Benfica in 2014, initially on loan before moving permanently the following year.

The promoted Premier League club are in pole position to complete a deal for the Spain international after holding positive talks over a transfer.

However, the 29-year-old looks set to follow Ferran Torres, Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo out the exit door at the Mestalla due to the club's perilous financial position.Rodrigo scored his first and only Premier League goal for Bolton against Wigan back in 2011

Rodrigo scored his first and only Premier League goal for Bolton against Wigan back in 2011. It has been almost a decade since Rodrigo first played in the Premier League. He spent a season on loan at Bolton in 2010 where he scored once in 21 appearances.

Leeds have already signed five players this summer while Jack Harrison has returned from Manchester City for a second loan spell.

They were also interested in another former loanee, Ben White, but Brighton are refusing to sell to a club they consider to be a direct Premier League rival.

Leeds had a third bid - worth £25m - for White rejected last week and will now turn their attention elsewhere with Brighton's stance over the centre-back having become clear.

Kalvin Phillips was surprised to receive his first England call-up. Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips says he was a little surprised to have been called into the England squad so soon.

Phillips is one of three uncapped players to be included in Gareth Southgate's squad for next month's Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark alongside Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood. It caps a fine few months for Phillips, who will be playing in the Premier League this season after Leeds claimed the Championship title.

He said "I don't think I was expecting to get into the England squad this early, even before the season has started. "I thought it would take quite a while, to be honest, but maybe I got lucky, I don't know."
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