Leeds United transfer news RECAP: Whites reach agreement in principle with Valencia forward Rodrigo for club record deal

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Leeds United transfer news LIVE: August 25

Last updated: Tuesday, 25 August, 2020, 23:10

  • Transfer window closes on October 5.
  • United’s new season starts away at Liverpool on September 12.
  • Whites closing in on Spanish international forward Rodrigo from Valencia for club record fee.
  • Rodrigo valued at around £30m.
  • Leeds also looking to sign SC Freiburg centre-back Robin Koch as alternative to Ben White.
  • Young Arsenal forward Sam Greenwood set to join club’s under-23s.

Agreement in principle

“Rodrigo to Leeds is here-we-go!” - from top Italian journo Fabrizio Romano

A closer look at the player who could become Leeds United’s record signing - Rodrigo

A good one - a player Leeds liked, just about everyone likes him, but Eze was keen to stay in London

Verbal agreement between Valencia and Leeds for Rodrigo - reports

Top Spanish journalist Guillem Balague is reporting that there is now a verbal agreement in place between Leeds and Valencia for the signature of 29-year-old Spanish international forward Rodrigo. Balague says that contracts now have to be drawn. He also says “what a signing this is for Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa.”

Loan move for Alfie? To Ibiza?

Kalvin Phillips reacts to England call - speaking to Sky Sports

"I'm over the moon. It's massive news for me and for the family and for the club so I'm very happy and just grateful for the opportunity. I am a player that doesn't take anything for granted so hopefully I can go there and do well and just get as many games as possible, even if it's just one game I don't mind, I am very happy."

CONFIRMED - Kalvin Phillips in the England squad

Huge congratulations to United’s Yorkshire Pirlo - a first ever Three Lions call. 

Tyler Roberts also bags a Wales call up. Stuart Dallas had already received his Northern Ireland call-up.

Liam Cooper has been called up to the Scotland squad for their Nations League games against Israel and the Czech Republic next month. Gareth Southgate will also name his England squad this afternoon and Kalvin Phillips is expected to be included.

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