Leeds break their transfer record!

Leeds break their transfer record!

English Premier League underdogs Leeds have pulled off the biggest deal in their history! They signed Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter for €40m.

After the first round of the Premier League, Leeds are in a modest fifteenth place and are only two points ahead of the relegation zone. Moreover, the Peacocks score a lot (three goals less than Manchester United, who are in a great form), but only Nottingham, Bournemouth and Southampton have conceded more than them. It seemed that such a cheerful team desperately needed an intelligent defender or defensive midfielder, but Leeds spent as much as 40 million on a young striker with vague prospects.

Georginio Rutter is only 20 years old and is in his second full season at senior level. In the 2021/22 campaign, he scored eight goals and provided three assists in 38 matches for Hoffenheim, adding two more goals in the second half of 2022. However, this is not such a bad number, given the modest goalscoring achievements of the Peasants' players, the best of which is four goals from midfielder Mu’nas Dabbur.

While Leeds have an excellent sniper Rodrigo, who has scored ten times in the opponent's net. If not for his goals, the Yorkshiremen would have hopelessly settled at the very bottom of the peloton. Rutter was bought just as an alternative to the 31-year-old Spaniard. It should be noted that under the leadership of Jesse Marsch, the Peacocks use a 4-2-3-1 tactical formation, so the players in the front line will definitely not interfere with the team.

Leeds don't plan to stop there and are already preparing a solid cash offer for the Moroccan attacking midfielder Ounahi, who impressed many at the 2022 World Cup. The Peacocks plan to buy him from Angers for at least 25 million, although the transfer fee for the 22-year-old is much lower. Again, there is no question of reinforcing defense, which is lame on both legs this season.

With new transfers, football played by Leeds promises to be even more spectacular, although we doubt that young Rutter will adequately replace Raphinha, who left for Barcelona in the summer. However, these are the realities now that the Premier League underdogs easily pay a lot of money for the future, completely forgetting about more important issues than strengthening an already powerful attack.