Leeds making progress towards Rotter deal

Leeds United Positive progress is being made towards a deal for Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter after 48 hours of intensive negotiations.

Leeds have spent the past two days trying to finalize a fee with Hoffenheim, which is worth it France Under-21 international Rooter ahead of more than £30 million.

Rutter’s representatives traveled to England on Monday night in an attempt to advance a move that began gathering momentum last weekend.

The 20-year-old striker, who has yet to arrive at Leeds himself but will fly out for a medical as soon as terms are finalised, pulled out of training with Hoffenheim on Sunday after interest from Elland Road emerged.

His arrival could break the transfer record at Leeds, who paid £27 million Rodrigo from Valencia in 2020, and discussions have focused on the level of fees the club will have to meet before add-ons and incentives.

Progress is understood to have been made this afternoon, raising hopes that the final pieces will be in place as soon as tomorrow.

Rutter will be Leeds’ second signing of January following the £10million capture of Max Wobber from RB Salzburg last week.

Leeds have set a new forward as a priority for this window and put Rutter at the top of their list of targets.

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