Tony Dorigo interviewed new Leeds United star Georginio Rutter for the club’s website this week and has now taken to Twitter to share what he thought of the club’s record signing – saying the French youngster has “great personality”.
Rutter, 20, has joined Leeds for a club-record transfer fee. Eclipsing the previous record after Rodrigo joined the club from Valencia for £27million. An initial fee of £24.8million has been paid to Hoffenheim, plus £10.7million in add-ons.
It comes after France U21 star Rutter – who is a teammate of Illan Meslier on the international scene – has starred in Germany for Hoffenheim. Clocking up 64 games in 18 months with the German side, he has had a hand in 19 goals.
His ability to drift past players with both his skill and speed, and his eye for goal – or creating goals – has tempted Leeds to spend big. It comes after the Whites missed out on new Liverpool star Cody Gakpo, and Charles De Ketelaere.
Ex-Leeds and England defender Dorigo, who works as a co-commentator for LUTV, took to Twitter after interviewing Rutter. He says that the wonderkid attacker has a “great personality” and is excited to see him score goals for Leeds.
Where will Rutter fit in? Well, Patrick Bamford came off the bench at Aston Villa to remind all that he still has what it takes to score goals in the Premier League. Rodrigo has been on fire, scoring 11 goals this season – 10 in the League.
Rutter is a striker, but is more than capable of playing out wide, too. His best goals in a Hoffenheim shirt have been from cutting inside from the right and shooting. He is ineligible to face Cardiff, as he did not play in the initial tie.