The Spain international, who was born in Brazil, joined the Whites for a club record fee of £30million last year.
Will Rodrigo be a success this season?
However, the 30-year-old has struggled to carry that form into the Premier League and found the back of the net just seven times for Marcelo Bielsa’s Yorkshire side.
Former All Leeds TV anchorman Wainman believes Rodrigo, who previously experienced English football by featuring for Bolton Wanderers 21 times earlier in his career, has entered the last chance saloon and needs to have a season to remember if he is to get all of the Whites fans onside.
He told TIF: “The jury’s still out and I think a lot of Leeds fans expected him to have a much better season.
“There’s still a long way to go this season and Bielsa is a massive fan of his. The jury is still out and, for me, it’s now or never.
“Next season, do we persist with something that is clearly not working? It’s now or never, this season, for me.”