Leeds United news as Rodrigo offers advice to Helder Costa ahead of Valencia move

Here are your Leeds United morning headlines on Saturday, September 4.

Rodrigo plays role in Costa move

Helder Costa has revealed that he spoke to Rodrigo for advice before he made the loan move to Valencia from Leeds United.

The winger sealed a temporary switch to the Mestalla on deadline day and he claimed that Rodrigo was influential in his decision to join the Spanish side.

Speaking to Valencia’s official website, he said: “Valencia CF is a very great team. I am very excited and I am looking forward to starting work. I want to do my best for the team.

“The first thing I did was talk to Rodrigo Moreno. He told me many good things both about the club and the city and it was an easy decision. I’m happy to be here.”

You can read the full story here.

Leeds rejected Greenwood transfer

Sam Greenwood was subject to various transfer offers this summer, but the club remained adamant that they wanted to see him stay this season

Having impressed for the Under 23s, a whole host of Championship sides were reportedly ready to offer Greenwood valuable game time in the second-tier.

However, the Whites were not ready to let their man leave, even on a loan deal, with Marcelo Bielsa keen to keep him close in the first-team squad.

According to Football Insider, Swansea City and Bournemouth were among those interested, but the latter opted to sign Jamal Lowe instead.

Raphinha could miss Liverpool clash

Leeds could be dealt a blow ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool next Sunday.

Raphinha, who was called up to Brazil’s squad for their World Cup qualifiers, has been unable to travel to South America after Premier League clubs refused to release players to red-list countries.

This is due to them facing a 10-day quarantine upon their return to England, which would force some to miss up to four matches depending on the competition.

However, FIFA are set to stand with Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) over their decision to reject the ruling, according to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.

Should this be the case then Leeds could be without Raphinha for the game against the Reds, if they refuse to let the winger go on international duty again.

The FIFA legislation permits them to ban clubs from fielding players for five days after an international break period, under these circumstances.

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