May 26, 2024

EVERTON MISS OUT AS LEEDS UNITED ACE SET FOR QATAR MOVE

Leeds United forward Rodrigo is closing in on a move to Al-Rayyan with Everton set to miss out.

Everton seemingly won’t be signing Leeds United forward Rodrigo as he closes in on a move to Qatar.

That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Rodrigo to Al-Rayyan is now a ‘done deal’.

Romano claims that a medical is now ongoing for Rodrigo and the deal will be fully signed off later today.

Romano gave the move his customary ‘here we go’ with Rodrigo seemingly nearing the Elland Road exit.

Leeds going down to the Championship made it very likely that Rodrigo would be movin on and it now seems that Qatar is his destination

Everton miss out on Rodrigo

 

Leeds United set for stark realisation if Rodrigo leaves Elland Road this  summer - Leeds Live

A move to Qatar may feel like something of a surprise for Rodrigo given that there was Premier League interest.

Tuttomercatoweb reported in June that Everton had opened talks to try and sign Rodrigo.

Everybody knows how much Everton need to find a new striker this summer and Rodrigo emerged as a target.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Everton retain an interest in Rodrigo and are still pursuing a move.

Well, it now seems that Everton are set to miss out with Al-Rayyan now pouncing with a deal.

Leonardo Jardim’s side finished ninth in the Qatari Stars League last season and will want Rodrigo to make a big impact

Rodrigo divided opinion at Leeds United

It’s fair to say that Rodrigo somewhat blew hot and cold during his time with Leeds.

Leeds forked out £27million to sign Rodrigo from Valencia after winning promotion in 2020.

The hope was that Rodrigo would score regularly and become a key man for Leeds.

13 goals in his first two seasons meant Rodrigo was in and out of the side whilst playing as a striker and as a number 10.

 

Leeds United set for stark realisation if Rodrigo leaves Elland Road this  summer - Leeds Live

The Spain international was better this past season, firing 13 goals in 31 Premier League games.

An ankle injury in February gave Leeds a real problem and Rodrigo took a little while to find his top form again.

Some will feel that Rodrigo didn’t quite live up to expectations, others will appreciate his efforts in front of goal last term.

Now though, Rodrigo will head off to the Middle East for a big pay day and bring his three-year spell at Leeds to  an end.

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