In the middle of the ‘rout’ of Valencia after the departures of Ferran Torres, Coquelin, and Parejo. the next one who aims to leave Mestalla is Rodrigo Moreno. The Spanish forward, who already last summer sounded like a reinforcement of great Spanish clubs such as Atletico Madrid; this time is being closely followed by Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United; who recently achieved promotion to the Premier League.
The price of the operation, according to the English media, would be between 25 and 30 million. A surprising figure in a player who has reached a market value of about 60 million and that; now, with the specific situation of Valencia added to the Covid-19 crisis, has been practically reduced by half.
The Spain forward Rodrigo Moreno hit just seven goals in 34 appearances for Valencia last season; and missed the final few weeks of last campaign with a knee injury. Leeds United are back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence and they could make the 29-year-old striker their marquee signing of the summer.
Rodrigo has been at the Mestalla for the past six years and arrived on a permanent deal from Benfica; reported to be €30m, back in 2015 following on from a successful season on loan in La Liga. The Spanish striker has netted just 38 league goals across six seasons; at the club with the 2017/18 campaign by far his most prolific, netting 16 goals in La Liga.
For his part, the player continues to train in Paterna; Valencia’s sports city, and preparing for the new season with his coach Javi Gracia. As good news on a personal level; it should be noted that last Thursday he was called up again with Luis Enrique’s Spanish team to play the UEFA Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine next September.