The Brazilian-born Spain international could be set to be Leeds United’s marquee signing ahead of their return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
Spanish media reported on Tuesday that Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and sporting director Victor Orta have travelled to Valencia to negotiate a deal for Rodrigo, 29, who is valued at around 40 million euros.
Rodrigo to Leeds is here-we-go! Top deal just agreed between the two clubs for €30m + add ons to Valencia. Personal terms to be agreed on next hours. Medicals already scheduled. Bielsa is waiting for him. 🔵🟡 @DiMarzio @SkySport #LUFC #transfers #Valencia— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2020
Rodrigo would be the latest high-profile departure from Valencia after captain Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin left for rival Villarreal this month, sparking fresh protests against owner Peter Lim.
Rodrigo is already well versed in English football after making 17 Premier League appearances with Bolton while on loan from Benfica in the 2010/11 season.