Diego Simeone eyeing up Rodrigo

01 Jan 2021 09:09 am, by Ellandback1


Happy New Year. Welcome to 2021. Here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Diego Simeone eyeing up Rodrigo

Atletico Madrid are on the lookout for a replacement for Diego Costa after the club reached a mutual agreement with the 32 year old to terminate his stay with the La Liga giants. The former Chelsea forward's contract was set to expire this Summer, but he has asked Atletico to end his stay prematurely due to personal reasons.

Sources from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium indicate that Leeds record signing Rodrigo may be on their shopping list. The 29 year old, although playing out of position in the attacking midfield role has already netted against Manchester City, Newcastle and West Brom have certainly see Rodrigo begin to pay back his a large chunk of his fee already!

Would you sell Rodrigo? If so, for how much?





Daniel James is a wanted man

The Sun are reporting that Leeds, West Brom, Burnley and Brighton are all in the hunt for Manchester Utd's winger Daniel James. The 23 year old has dropped down the pecking order this season, but was given a rare start against Leeds, and proved to be one of the best players on the pitch. It is widely believed that Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants the Welsh International to go out on loan to gain experience. Leeds have been chasing James' signature for two years, since the winger was practicing his trade with Swansea City.

Is Daniel James going to improve the squad at Leeds? Who would want him at Elland Road permanently?




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White Riot wrote on 01 Jan 2021 02:02 pm

gessa wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:50 pm Yes but because of the financial climate, the banks have apparently said, no more money
That makes sense and also explains Scum, Chelsea and the gang chasing the oldies like Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Ronaldo, Cavani etc. I hope we never get into that lark, they are more than welcome to these short-term mercenaries

White Riot wrote on 01 Jan 2021 02:00 pm

faaip wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:44 pm Don't the top Spanish teams just survive on massive debt anyway?
Even donkey's years ago, I remember hearing that Barca were around 200 million in debt

gessa wrote on 01 Jan 2021 01:50 pm

faaip wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:44 pm Don't the top Spanish teams just survive on massive debt anyway?
Yes but because of the financial climate, the banks have apparently said, no more money

faaip wrote on 01 Jan 2021 01:44 pm

Don't the top Spanish teams just survive on massive debt anyway?

gessa wrote on 01 Jan 2021 01:29 pm

White Riot wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:26 pm Happy New Year Elland and all,

That craic about Rodders sounds a right load of bollocks. The article I read intimated he was about sixth on Simeone's list of wanted players. Probably just click chum thrown in the water. Also, Rodrigo is finding his feet here and getting better by the minute, so why would we discard a player that can help to take us to a higher level?

Dan James, anytime I've saw him play for Scum he's looked terrible, a quicker version of Harrison with less end product. Just lazy journalism again for me. Can't see why we would want another winger, they're falling over each other, and we can only play two of them.

We're well on the path to safety, so I doubt very much will bring anyone in now.
From what I've read, Spanish football on the whole is in financial trouble and clubs are going to be looking at selling £30m plus players, not buying them.