Florian Plettenberg has given Leeds United fans something to smile about, with the Sky journalist reporting on Twitter that the club will announce the deal for Georginio Rutter soon.
It has been a miserable 24 hours for the Whites. Jesse Marsch’s men were beaten 2-1 at Aston Villa on Friday. The performance was very good. But the same mistakes are being made time and time again.
A relegation battle is on the cards once again. And it did appear that there were concerns that another big setback may be on its way.
Leeds to make Georginio Rutter announcement soon
Rutter’s move to Leeds has been expected for some time. The Athletic reported on Thursday that progress had been made the previous afternoon with the Whites ready to break their club record.
However, supporters could not help themselves worrying as the wait for an announcement continued into Saturday. With Leeds on a poor run of form right now, few felt that they could hardly blame the 20-year-old if he had a late change of heart and decided against a move.
But it seems that there is good news on the way. According to Plettenberg, everything is in place for Rutter to join Leeds. He has signed a five-and-a-half year deal. And his medical is complete.
Crucially, an announcement is coming, the journalist has claimed…
❗️Excl. News #Rutter: Now it’s a done deal. It’s 100 %. Medical is already done! Total package of €40m with bonuses included. Contract until 2028. Rutter is a new #LUFC player! Announcement soon. @SkySportDE 🇫🇷🇲🇶 pic.twitter.com/Q3fXKeVLOY
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 14, 2023
Marsch is right to suggest that we have not had the breaks and everything is close to clicking. But there are only so many times that he can argue that before the fans lose patience.
Some supporters are already there. Others are edging closer. So the announcement that Rutter is joining is going to give the club a much-needed lift.
But it is becoming more and more imperative that he hits the ground running upon his arrival.