Phil Hay has dropped an update on the future of Leeds United forward Rodrigo.
What’s the talk?
Speaking on a recent episode of The Phil Hay Show, The Athletic journalist suggested that Leeds could be set to inform the 31-year-old that they will be willing to listen to offers for him in the summer transfer window.
Concerning the Spain international’s future, Hay said: “It should be a transfer window where you might have to say to Rodrigo, ‘this isn’t working, we’re going to cut our losses with you, listen to offers for you,’ however you want to put it.”
Supporters will love Hay’s claim
Considering just how poor Rodrigo has been for Leeds this season, Hay’s claim that the club could look to put their club-record £27m signing up for sale this summer is sure to be news the Elland Road faithful will love.
How much do you think Leeds could get for Rodrigo this summer?
Indeed, over his 31 Premier League appearances in 2021/22, the £13.5m-rated forward scored six goals, provided one assist and missed five big chances, as well as hitting the target with an average of a mere 0.6 shots, losing possession of the ball 11.5 times and winning just 2.9 duels – at a success rate of 38% – per game.
And, while these returns are not completely disastrous, considering the enormous transfer fee Victor Orta paid for the 31-year-old, in addition to his extremely hefty weekly wage, it is no surprise that, on a recent poll ran by Football FanCast the vast majority of Leeds supporters revealed that they wanted their club to move the forward on this summer.
As such, it is clear to see that Hay’s claim concerning Rodrigo will undoubtedly be news all in LS11 will be glad to hear, as, unfortunately for the 27-time capped international, it has just not worked out in England.