Premier league new boys Leeds United have completed the signing of Spain’s Rodrigo Moreno in a club-record €29m deal.

Rodrigo joins after a six-year spell with Valencia having joined from Benfica in 2014.

The 29-year old forward has penned a four-year deal with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

He scored 59 goals for Valencia in 220 games as well as 18 goals in 22 International appearances for Spain.

Rodrigo was previously linked with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid after a stellar first four seasons with Valencia, but has decided to return to England after a spell with Bolton Wanderers in 2010-2011 premier league season.

Leeds had their previous record transfer in 200 when they secured former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand for £16m in 2000, but has decided to splash the cash on the Spaniard as they hope for a better return to the premier league.

Rodrigo thanked the club’s fans for their “messages on social media” welcoming him to Elland Road, before signing off with: “Come on Leeds, marching on together.”

“After six seasons, it’s time to separate our pathway. It’s been a very tough decision but I believe it’s time to take on a new challenge.”

Valencia want to thank Rodrigo Moreno for his commitment and effort over the past six seasons.

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


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