Rodrigo Moreno: Leeds United sign Valencia forward for club record fee

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Leeds United have signed Spain forward Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia for a club record 29m euro (£26m) fee.

Rodrigo, 29, has signed a four-year contract with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who are back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence.

He scored 59 goals in 220 games for Valencia, helping the La Liga club win the Copa del Rey in 2018-19.

Leeds’ previous record transfer was former England captain Rio Ferdinand, who cost £18m from West Ham in 2000.

Rodrigo had a spell in England with Bolton Wanderers in 2010-11 and initially joined Valencia on loan from Portuguese side Benfica in 2014.

The Spanish club confirmed a deal had been agreed on Tuesday, posting on social media:external-link “Valencia want to thank Rodrigo Moreno for his commitment and effort over the last six seasons.

“We wish him all the best in this new stage of his career at Leeds United.”

Rodrigo, who was born in Brazil, made his Spain debut in 2014 and has scored eight goals in 22 international appearances.

Leeds won the Championship by 10 points last season to secure their return to the top flight for the first time since 2004.

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