There are so many issues that depend on whether Leeds United can stay in the Premier League or not, not just an exodus of players not wanting to play in the Championship.
Tottenham Hotspur haven’t been doing so well lately so it could be the right time for Sam Allardyce’s side to play the north Londoners however the Elland Road side could win the game and still fall if Everton’s Bournemouth and Leicester City matches against West Ham United are not going their way.
There is a certain sense of inevitability that the trapdoor will open soon, and if that happens owner Andrea Radrizzani will likely jump ship and sell the club as per Athletic (subscription required).
Not only that, but among the players who leave, there will likely be one player they would like to keep above all others: Rodrigo.
Scout note his £100,000-a-week salary, making him the highest earner, and The Athletic suggests that Leeds simply cannot afford to have a millstone hanging around their necks.
This is despite the fact that he is by far the club’s top scorer with 15 goals according to BBC sports – eight more than Luis Sinisiterra in second place with a measly seven.
Given that he will be a free agent in a year, the club will have to be reluctant to let him go now or risk losing him for free in the future.