Regardless of their disappointing collapse in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur, their 4-3 defeat nonetheless marked yet one more spirited show from Leeds United and a formidable brace from Rodrigo.
It marked his eighth and ninth objectives of the Premier League season and fourth straight sport with a aim, having already surpassed his tally from the earlier two campaigns.
Lastly, the Whites are receiving some type of return on their £26m expenditure, as he has admittedly disillusioned since transferring to Elland Street.
It marks an particularly huge enchancment on final season, the place he averaged a depressing 6.80 SofaScore ranking all through a season once they wanted him most.
Maybe this abandonment might be what’s main Jesse Marsch to dip into the switch market this January for an eerily comparable participant to the 31-year-old.
As per TyC Sports, the Yorkshire outfit might be making ready a transfer to signal FC Austin striker Sebastian Driussi, who has been in blistering goalscoring kind.
With curiosity additionally coming from German golf equipment, it led journalist Manuel Veth to Tweet in regards to the attacker, revealing a price ticket of €15m (£13m).
His current file makes Rodrigo’s resurgence appear to be a drop within the ocean as final marketing campaign noticed him notch up 25 objectives and supply an additional six assists for his facet.
While the 26-year-old can play up entrance, he too has his place listed as a ‘second striker’ similar to Leeds’ Spanish ahead.
It does mark a real breakout 12 months for the Argentine, though he has been a comparatively constant goalscorer all through his profession. He boasts 29 objectives for River Plate, and 25 for Zenit St. Petersburg too, however solely just lately has he introduced himself as somebody actually value paying attention to.
It’s these shows that led his head coach Josh Wolff to bathe him with reward, stating: “I believe he’s fairly a invaluable participant for us.”
“He’s a stupendous participant, and he’s extraordinarily proficient, and once more, his potential to make different gamers round him higher is unbelievable. After which, his work charge once more is great.”
These qualities would define him as a high quality match for Marsch’s unrelenting system, and with Rodrigo’s profession probably coming to a twilight, it appears Driussi has solely simply actually begun.
This deal would mark an enormous improve, injecting an unlimited quantity of objectives right into a facet that of late appears to have lastly discovered their deadly contact.