Instead, Leeds ended up with Rodrigo. And while the Spaniard has certainly had his troubles this season – that includes injury – Deane does not think it is the end of the world for the Whites.
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Discussing the two forwards in an exclusive interview with TIF, the ex-Leeds player said:
“He’s [Watkins] scored a lot of goals, certainly would be the kind of player who I would think is good because he’s very mobile, he understands English football. And, you know, Rodrigo’s been stop, start, stop, start.
“I think sometimes the settling in period can be problematic for players when they come from abroad because the Premier League is a lot quicker than La Liga or Serie A. But, look, they seem to have got the balance right at Leeds United this season.”
Most importantly, though, they have had a good campaign in general, so there is no need for outcry after this revelation from a Leeds perspective.