A whole host of Leeds United fans have reacted negatively to the tweet from Graham Smyth regarding Rodrigo.
Smyth has written a piece about how people inside the club have ‘big hope’ about Rodrigo this season after he stuttered last campaign having cost the club £27 million and struggled with fitness, although he did manage to score seven goals despite starting just 14 times.
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The article that Smyth wrote described how it has been 12 months since Leeds broke their transfer record to bring in the Spaniard from Valencia, but he has since failed to dislodge Patrick Bamford as the main striker at Elland Road.
Many fans have reacted poorly on Twitter to this tweet about Rodrigo.
What have these Leeds fans been saying?
“Not only has he been played out of position at CM he also can’t play the lone striker role. Probably a very good player for other teams but for us a complete waste of money.”
“Can’t see it. Don’t think Bielsa trusts him. Hope I’m wrong though.”
“Most of us know it won’t be, waste of money”
“No doubting his talent, but it’s been a disastrous signing at that price”
“Think we went wrong on this one, £27m on a 29-year-old and we’ve played him out of position. Wish we spent that money on De Paul instead”
“Yikes to think De Paul was begging for us and we spent it on Rodrigo – no sell-on fee due to age and doesn’t fit in our team very strange buy.”
Rodrigo has been played as a striker and also as a central midfielder under Marcelo Bielsa, which could be a reason why he has struggled to reach the expectations that he arrived with due to his transfer fee.
It was difficult for Rodrigo to break into the starting lineup last season as Bamford, Raphinha and Jack Harrison all performed superbly well in front of goal, especially considering it was the latter duo’s debut Premier League campaign.