Rodrigo to depart Leeds United to join Al Rayyan
Leeds United forward Rodrigo is set to undergo a medical before completing a move to Al Rayyan. The 32-year-old, who had 12 months left on his contract with Leeds, had a release clause in his contract that has been activated by the Qatari club, according to The Athletic.
The Brazilian joined Leeds from Valencia for £27m in the summer of 2020, becoming the club’s record signing at the time. In his three seasons at Elland Road, he made 97 appearances for the club, scoring 28 goals and providing five assists.
Despite suffering relegation, Rodrigo’s last campaign for the club proved to be his most productive as he scored 15 goals and provided two assists in 35 appearances in all competitions, ending the season as Leeds’ top scorer.
His move to Al Rayyan is the latest in a series of departures from Leeds this summer, following the exits of Robin Koch, Brenden Aaronson, Marc Roca, and Tyler Roberts.
Rodrigo is expected to be a key player for Al Rayyan, who finished ninth in the Qatar Stars League last season.
The move is a good financial deal for Leeds, who will receive a significant transfer fee for Rodrigo. The transfer is expected to be completed in the coming days.