'People try to misinform our fans' - Rodrigo rubbishes 'nonsense stories' about his Leeds United future and relationship with Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United's record signing Rodrigo has rubbished 'nonsense stories' about his future at Elland Road and his relationship with Marcelo Bielsa.
Posting on his Instagram account the Spanish international hit back at press speculation that he wants to leave the Whites and return to Spain.
"I'm not a person to comment on nonsense stories, however in this case I want to make it clear that stories about me wanting to leave Leeds and a bad relationship with Marcelo are false. I am very sorry that some people try to misinform our fans - my feelings are the opposite.
"I am happy, focused and working hard to help my team-mates to end this great season in the best possible way. I love being at Leeds United. I respect my coach and I identify with this club. Come on Leeds. MOT."
A story that first appeared in the Spanish media claimed Rodrigo did not feel integral to Bielsa's plans at Leeds.
The former Valencia forward has had a stop-start debut season at Elland Road having tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in the season, before a groin injury sustained at Leicester City on January 31 and a more recent knock picked up in training before the international break.
He missed out on international action with Spain this time round but has high hopes of making Luis Enrique's squad for the Euros this summer.