Journalist Florian Plettenberg has taken to Twitter to suggest that Georginio Rutter is closing in on his move to Leeds United, with his medical set to take place in the next 48 hours.
Leeds have rapidly approached sealing a deal for the 20-year-old. The Whites absolutely need to sign a new forward in this window with Rodrigo saving the side on a number of occasions this season.
And Rutter looks to be the man. L’Equipe reported on the weekend that Leeds had made a £26.5 million bid for the Frenchman. And it seems that a move could be imminent.
Rutter to have Leeds medical in next 48 hours
Plettenberg – who seemed to break the news of Leeds’ interest – has now provided an update on Twitter, claiming that Rutter will undergo a medical in the next couple of days.
The move could cost Leeds up to £35.3 million, but Hoffenheim are ready to let him go. And thus, a deal is now close.
Excl. News #Rutter: Deal is close to be finalized! Last talks and paperwork’s tonight. Medical planned in the next 48 hours. Transfer package in total between €30-40m confirmed. Long-term contract. Hoffenheim will release him. Massive transfer for Leeds! #LUFC @SkySportDE 🇫🇷🇲🇶 pic.twitter.com/8zv3MuqPb8
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 9, 2023
It is a huge coup for Leeds to seemingly be on the brink of signing Rutter. He looks to be an outstanding prospect with a huge ceiling. And of course, he could become the most expensive signing in the club’s history.
Leeds’ board deserve credit. They have seen that we absolutely needed to sign another attacker. And they are hopefully on the verge of addressing that issue less than a third of the way through the window.
Obviously, we have been burned before for thinking that we are on the verge of announcing a signing. So many fans will refuse to get carried away until Rutter is holding a Leeds shirt in the East Stand.
But it appears to be so close now, with a medical in the pipeline.