Leeds United made a big statement last summer when they made Rodrigo their club-record signing at £26m, but it hasn’t been easy for him. Despite this, Danny Mills believes the forward will still come good for the Whites.
Mills discusses Rodrigo
Speaking to Football Insider about the Spaniard, Mills said: “I think he’s played well. I’d be surprised if they were to let him go this soon. That’s not how Bielsa works, he’s about bringing players in and improving them over the course of time.
“We’ve seen him have some good performances. We have to remember this has all happened through Covid which isn’t particularly easy for anybody or any football club and he’s had some injuries.”
Leeds have picked up a good forward
Rodrigo has been a regular for Marcelo Bielsa’s team before his injury, as he had played in no fewer than 20 matches in total over all competitions in the 2020/21 campaign, scoring three goals and making one assist (Transfermarkt). To be a club record signing and only score three goals this season will worry not only the manager, but also many supporters of the club. Phil Hay has raved over the player this season as he said: ‘He looks like a class act’. This shows that he has the quality, so he just needs the consistency.
However, recent links to Juventus emphasise that he certainly has the quality, and it is not strange for a player to struggle in their first campaign in the Premier League. Some players do take a little bit of time to settle into a new division, especially one that is physically demanding like the Premier League, so we feel that Mills is right not to write off Rodrigo so soon.
In other news, Phil Hay has provided a positive transfer update on this Leeds defender!
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