Rodrigo misses 2 months, Harrison is going to sign a new deal with Leeds
Leeds United may be without striker Rodrigo for two months. The club has confirmed that their top scorer of the season had minor surgery to repair ligament damage. Rodrigo was injured in the first half of an FA Cup match against Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Leeds went on to win the game 3–1. They now face the winner of Fulham and Sunderland at the end of the month.
Rodrigo has been a hit since his big money win from Valencia in 2020. He is currently the club’s top scorer by a margin this season with 12 goals in total. Crysencio Summerville and Luis Sinisterra are tied for second in team goals with four.
February could be a defining month for Rodrigo, Harrison and Leeds
Leeds will have to find goals from other players if they want to stay in the Premier League. The Whites are currently just one point clear of the relegation zone. February will certainly be a big month for the club in the Premier League. Leeds face three other clubs battling to avoid relegation, while also playing against Manchester United twice in four days.
Upcoming games against Nottingham Forest, Everton and Southampton could prove vital to Leeds’ Premier League campaign. Forest are currently two places above Leeds in the table, while Everton and Southampton are both currently in the relegation zone.
A player who could very well step up in Rodrigo’s place at Leeds is Jack Harrison. The wily winger leads the club in assists so far this season and will be a key puzzle piece this month. Another option could be newcomer Georginio Rutter from Hoffenheim. Leeds spent a record sum on the club to acquire Rutter, who played in the Bundesliga as a striker.
Winger would sign a new contract despite his near departure
However, Harrison left for Leicester City almost on transfer deadline day. The 26-year-old midfielder even underwent a medical and met Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Leeds pulled the plug on the sale of Harrison at the last minute. Rodrigo’s injury may well have influenced the decision to keep Harrison.
Although he almost left Leeds a few days ago, Sky Sports now reports that Harrison is about to sign a new deal with his current club. The winger has only 18 months left on his contract and will apparently receive a hefty pay rise to stay at Leeds.
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