Jesse Marsch has told Tuesday’s press conference – as per the club’s YouTube – he has been impressed by new Leeds United star Georginio Rutter and the player’s personality, since the Frenchman arrived at the club over the weekend.

Rutter, 20, has become the club’s new record transfer signing after completing a deal that could be worth as much as £35.5million. Numerous outlets have reported it is an initial fee of £24.8million, plus £10.7million in future add-ons.

It comes after 19 goal involvements in 64 Hoffenheim games, only around half of which he started. Able to play out wide, up top, as a 10 – Rutter gives Marsch maneuverability in the final third. He has signed a deal until June 2028.

Marsch was asked about Rutter since the player arrived at the club over the weekend. The American gaffer spoke of Rutter and highlighted the player’s personality – after having meetings with him to go over the tactical approach.

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“Everything we’re trying to do, is for the long-term project. I’ve known him for a while, I watched him at Leipzig. An explosive footballer, talented, player with a lot of potential. We’ve done our homework,” Marsch said on Tuesday.

“We found this out relatively quickly – a good person, a hard-worker. Players from Germany have a high level of tactical education. I sat down with him yesterday. He is already really up to speed. It gives me hope he can acclimate quickly.”

Marsch impressed by new Leeds star Rutter and player’s personality

Rutter does look like an incredibly exciting signing. But it appears that Leeds have signed a good person, too. Marsch is not the only person to say this, connected with Leeds and with knowledge of Rutter from behind the scenes at Leeds.

Tony Dorigo interviewed Dorigo after his arrival and he gave his verdict on Rutter, having spoken to him. He says the young attacker has a “great personality”. So, the potential is there – but it is about what he does on the pitch for Leeds.

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