Leeds United have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ with Valencia for the transfer of striker Rodrigo Moreno in a deal which could go over €40m, report Cadena Cope.
The newly-promoted Premier League club will pay an initial €30m for the deal alongside €10m in add-ons, while there will also be performance-based bonuses as part of the agreement.
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The English club’s majority shareholder Andrea Radrizzani, and sporting director Victor Orta are said to be in the Spanish city to try and conclude a deal, with a meeting scheduled with Valencia president Anil Murthy.
Rodrigo now looks likely to leave the Mestalla after six seasons, with the clubs willing to reach a deal in the region of €40m.
The Spain international hit just seven goals in 34 appearances for Los Che last season and missed the final few weeks of last campaign with a knee injury.
Leeds United are back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence and they could make the 29-year-old striker their marquee signing of the summer.
Rodrigo has been at the Mestalla for the past six years and arrived on a permanent deal from Benfica, reported to be €30m, back in 2015 following on from a successful season on loan in La Liga.
The striker has netted just 38 league goals across six seasons at the club with the 2017/18 campaign by far his most prolific, netting 16 goals in La Liga.
The fire-sale follows the club’s failure to secure European football for next season, meaning that a vital revenue stream has disappeared for the club while the financial ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic also remain unclear.
Reports mean that the financial uncertainty means Los Che must slash their wage budget by a whopping 40 percent ahead of next season, with 12 first-team players at the club said to be up for sale this summer.