Leeds sign Valencia star for club-record fee

first_img Loading… Read Also: Barcelona not ready to discuss Messi departure Later on Saturday Leeds announced that Freiburg defender Robin Koch had completed a move to Elland Road. The 24-year-old Germany international, who has joined for an undisclosed fee, has signed a four-year deal. Leeds finished 10 points clear at the top of the Championship last season, securing their return to the top flight for the first time since 2004. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He previously spent the 2010/11 season on loan at Bolton, then in the Premier League. Rodrigo was born in Brazil but is a Spain international and has 22 caps and eight goals. He scored 10 goals for club and country in 38 games last season, including the winner in Valencia’s 1-0 Champions League win at Chelsea in September. Leeds confirmed they had signed Spain international Rodrigo from Valencia for a club-record fee on Saturday. The forward has penned a four-year deal at Elland Road, reportedly costing the Premier League newcomers around £30 million ($40 million).center_img The 29-year-old said he was excited to join the club and was looking forward to working with Marcelo Bielsa, whom he described as one of the best coaches in football. “It’s a new step in my career and I want to help the team to achieve the goals of the season,” he told the club’s Twitter account. “Leeds have been working for two weeks on this deal with Valencia — we knew Valencia have some problems now as we didn’t achieve the Champions League. “Since the first time Victor (Orta, director of football) talked to me I knew I wanted this new challenge with Leeds.” Rodrigo, who can operate as a winger or striker, spent time at Celta Vigo and Real Madrid as a young player before moving to Benfica. He joined Valencia in 2014, initially on loan, scoring 59 goals in 220 appearances. Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more