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Rodrigo shows sympathy for former side Valencia

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Rodrigo Moreno is aware of the difficult state of things at Valencia and feels sorry for his former side.

Rodrigo has taken time to wish his former side well in the midst of their current struggles.

It’s a sad time for Valencia fans and the club as a whole. Los Che are in a deep financial crisis caused by the impact of the global pandemic. As it stands, they are one of the most affected sides in La Liga.

Rodrigo joined Leeds over the weekend in a €30m deal. That fee saw the Whites break their transfer record after their long-awaited return to the Premier League.

The ex-Valencia man was unable to say a proper goodbye to the club’s fans on his way out of the club. Los Che’s struggles are compounded by the fact that all of their players are reportedly up for sale.

Rodrigo knows what the club are going through in this moment and showed some sympathy for his former side.

“It’s a shame to see the moment the club are going through and the disconnection with the people who make the club great,” he said as quoted by Marca.

“Football belongs to the people. It’s something that cannot be forgotten.

“We hope that everything changes, that the people connect again with the club and get the club back to the top.”

Rodrigo also admitted that the thought of a quick-fire sale by the club prompted him to consider his future. In addition to that, playing under veteran manager Marcelo Bielsa was something he was eager to do as well.

“We all know that Valencia are not going through an easy time from an economic point of view,” he added.

“It was clear that the club were looking to offload many footballers.

“I don’t know if they wanted to finish a cycle, wanted to break up a team that was winning and look for something new for economic or sporting reasons.

“For me it was also a challenge.

“Since the possibility arose, Leeds attracted me a lot, [especially] going back to the Premier League to work with a great coach like [Marcelo] Bielsa.”

Leeds face a tough opening day game against reigning champions Liverpool on September 12. A dream start for Rodrigo would be getting a goal and staging an upset against the champions.

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