Leeds United transfer news RECAP: Rodrigo deal imminent; agent speaks on Ben White's future

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Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 8:42 am
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 7:30 am

The Whites have until October 5 to strengthen their playing squad for the new Premier League campaign which will begin with a clash at champions Liverpool on Saturday, September 12.

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Leeds United transfer news LIVE: August 27

Last updated: Wednesday, 26 August, 2020, 23:16

  • Transfer window closes on October 5.
  • Leeds start new Premier League season away at Liverpool on September 12.
  • Whites have agreement in principle with Valencia for signature of forward Rodrigo.
  • Spanish international undergoing medical and would join for club record fee.
  • United hoping to sign SC Freiburg centre-back Robin Koch as alternative to Ben White.
  • Whites set to sign young forward Sam Greenwood from Arsenal for U-23s.

Good morning Whites fans - Rodrigo medical

Straight into it this morning with Valencia forward Rodrigo having already arrived at the clinic for his medical ahead of his switch to Leeds for a club record fee,

Rodrigo’s medical....

And here’s Victor Orta - “I am very happy"

It’s not Rodrigo, yet, but what do you think?

Suggest that Rodrigo has already completed and passed his medical, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Rodrigo flying over...

To England to sign his contract with Leeds having completed and passed his Leeds medical, according to reports in Valencia. 

Victor Orta reaction to Rodrigo latest

“The most expensive signing in history. I have been in football for 16 years and it is one of the first times that I have seen all three parties very happy.” (from Onda Deportiva).

Another striker deal close?

It’s a bit different to Rodrigo but reports are suggesting that Leeds are also very close to signing young Arsenal forward Sam Greenwood - the 18-year-old who has bagged goals for fun at youth level, including for England’s youth sides. He would be one for the under-23s at first.

DEAL - not Rodrigo (yet) but an outgoing

Whites youngster Rafa Mujica has joined Real Oviedo the Spanish club have announced for what looked set to be a loan deal.

Confirmation of loan deal for Mujica

Rafa Mujica has  joined Spanish Segunda Division side Real Oviedo on loan until the end of the season. The 21-year-old forward had spells out on loan last season with fellow Spanish sides Extremadura UD and Villarreal CF.

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