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Rodrigo: Leeds sign forward from Valencia for club-record £27m fee

Rodrigo is Leeds' seventh summer arrival, including a second loan spell for Jack Harrison

Rodrigo scored eight goals in all competitions for Valencia last season
Image: Rodrigo scored eight goals in all competitions for Valencia last season

Leeds have signed Spain international Rodrigo for £27m from Valencia on a contract that will run until the summer of 2024.

The newly-promoted Premier League club reached an initial agreement with the La Liga club on Tuesday, with the 29-year-old club-record signing now having finalised personal terms and completed a medical.

Rodrigo scored 59 goals in 220 games for Valencia after he joined from Benfica in 2014, initially on loan, and bolsters Marcelo Bielsa's attacking options ahead of Leeds' first season back in the English top flight for 16 years.

He is the latest player to leave Valencia due to the club's perilous financial position, following Ferran Torres, Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo's departures already this summer.

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Rodrigo scored his first and only Premier League goal for Bolton against Wigan back in 2011

      Rodrigo scored one goal in 17 appearances during his only other previous spell in the Premier League in 2010, when he spent a season on loan at Bolton.

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

      Rodrigo was included in Luis Enrique's Spain squad for their Nations League fixtures against Germany and Ukraine in the forthcoming international break next month.

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