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Leeds United transfer news: Bielsa holds talks over record signing, Whites lead race for PL midfielder

Leeds United will be looking to round off a solid return to life in the Premier League when they face West Brom on Sunday.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 8:54 am

The Whites are now guaranteed a top half finish following their 2-0 win over Southampton in midweek, and will be hoping to give supporters a show as they make a long-awaited return to Elland Road too following a considerable period of absence as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic.

For Marcelo Bielsa's men, there are plenty of reasons to be positive ahead of next season too – and not least the fact that record signing Rodrigo is starting to show the kind of form that convinced the club to swoop for him in the first place.

Speaking on the Official Leeds United podcast, teammate Patrick Bamford said: “The pass he played for my goal [at Southampton], you know technically he is so good.

“His vision is so good. For me, it is a shame that I never really got to play with him constantly. He got Covid then he got injured and then got another injury.

“It took him a while to get in the team. That pass and the vision just showed it. He played another one where I probably should’ve squared it but shot from a tight angle.

“I’d love playing with him because he likes dropping short all the time and getting on the ball. I want to play with the best players. He’s obviously a Spanish international and you look forward to playing with the best.”

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below...

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