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Leeds: Reporter reacts to Georginio Rutter agreement

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CBS Sports reporter Jake Winderman has labelled Leeds United’s pending move for Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter as ‘absolutely massive’.

The Whites have now reached a ‘total agreement’ with the Bundesliga side for Rutter after ‘hard poker’ on financial details earlier in the week.

Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg revealed on Wednesday evening that a final package could be worth around €40m, with the Frenchman set to sign an Elland Road contract until 2028. A transfer looks set to be an all-time record for Leeds, with announcements of a deal prepared.

Winderman was quick to react to Plettenberg’s update on Rutter, saying it is ‘absolutely massive for Leeds’ after missing out on a number of high-profile moves in the past, while also describing the forward as a possible ‘international superstar in the making’.

“After missing on Gakpo, De Ketelaere, Rodrigo De Paul, etc, this is absolutely massive for Leeds United getting a deal done for a player of this calibre. Great move for a striker who could be an international superstar in the making. Can’t wait to see him make his debut.”

TIF thoughts on Rutter…

As Winderman mentions, Leeds have missed out on a number of big-money signings in recent years, most recently Cody Gakpo, who is now a Liverpool player.

Therefore, getting a move over the line for Rutter should be viewed as positive news despite the player’s relative inexperience, and hopefully the 20-year-old can live up to expectations in Yorkshire.

You’d expect he’ll be rivalling Rodrigo for a starting spot in Jesse Marsch’s side to start with, and in years to come, if all goes well, this investment will be looked back on as a smart one.

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