Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly eyeing up a move for Valencia striker, Rodrigo along with Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion. The 27-year-old is currently in red-hot form and have netted the ball 4 times in his last 3 league games.
His contract with the La Liga outfit has been induced with a release clause of £104m (€120m) and is set to run till the summer of 2022. A warning sign for every suitor including Tottenham, who are prepared to offer €40m only.
Rodrigo is a product of the Real Madrid youth academy. He represented the Galacticos B and C teams in 22 league games while scoring on 5 occasions. Failing to break into the first team, Rodrigo was signed up by Benfica which stated that Madrid could buy the player back in the future.
After Fabio Coentrao’s transfer to Los Blancos, the buy-back deal was cancelled out and Rodrigo became Benfica’s permanent signing. He was immediately sent out on loan to Bolton Wanderers for further development and the Brazilian struggled with just one goal in 21 total appearances.
However, the return to Estadio da Luiz was much more illustrious with the striker scoring 16 goals in 38 total appearances. Valencia’s owner, Lim set up a loan move for Rodrigo ahead of the 2014/15 season along with teammate, Andre Gomes. In the summer of 2015, the move was made permanent for a fee of €30m.
Rodrigo is one those versatile attackers who can play in any position in the final third. Primarily he is a striker with a brilliant…