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02 Sep 2020 10:56:40
I know your all going to rip me to shreds on this post, but I don't think Rodrigo was the right way to go.
He's 29, so no chance of recouping anything in the future.
But mainly, was it 4 goals last season. I personally would of preferred for probably the same outlay. pukki from Norwich and Watkins from Brentford.
Just my opinion, time will tell. Obviously hope I'm wrong and he gets 15-20 goals next season.

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02 Sep 2020 11:24:11

No ripping to shreds from me. I totally understand your issue over Rodrigo's age, 29.
If we were liverpool, with their particular business model in which they tend to buy younger so they mainly look to an increase value of the player, then 29yo is not a decent return for them

I would think Leeds are on a different business model. Thetes is about staying in the Premier League. There's is about TV money, and Sponsorship money, not so much player transfer fees
We need top quality now. We can't afford to play the long game

Watkins is a good measure of this. He is young and shown plenty of all round talent. But as yet he hasn't played Premier League, Champions League or International football. For the same overall cost as Rodrigo, I think at the moment we need players who can hit the ground running. Rodrigo will not be overawed by places like Manchester, liverpool and london teams. His value will be he could keep us up and thus another £150m season. To help with his resale value at this stage.

02 Sep 2020 11:27:53
Well when palace have reject 20 million for Sorloth who can’t hit a barn door it puts in to perspective. You maybe right but if he scores enough to keep us up over next 3 seasons he will of recouped his transfer fee anyway .

02 Sep 2020 11:45:20
I slightly agree with you Slough or at least have a small doubt. I seem to have read somewhere that the word prolific could not be aimed at Rodrigo. I can only believe that the great man has seen something in him that he can work on and we will have on our hands a regular 20+ a season striker or a 20+ a season assister. The deal is done, he is a Mighty White now so onwards and upwards.

02 Sep 2020 13:12:25
Last few seasons he hasn't been playing as an out and out striker so you would expect a lower return. Conversion rate much higher than Bamfords which is potentially what we need and high work rate.

02 Sep 2020 13:36:00
I think he will respond to the opportunity and the manager. Last season not a good year to play for Valencia, club falling apart a bit and he was injured. Don’t forget he plays for Spain and has scored 5 plus international goals in a year.

02 Sep 2020 14:06:20
Yes a few negatives there Slough, but he is a spanish international and if Bielsa wanted him he must have seen something
Batshuayi was my own 1st pick, wilson from bmouth or watkins also fancied by me
Time will tell,
Still have a loan up our sleeve, so who knows.

02 Sep 2020 18:18:40
I think if our style of play can create chances he will finish and To be fair if we can get more goals from Harrison costa and midfield then that’ll help . Costa and Harrison really need to step up for us to have a good season.



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