Leeds’ Rodrigo tests positive for COVID-19, Pedro Neto gets five years Wolves’ deal

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Leeds United record signing, Rodrigo has announced that he has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, he took to his Instagram page to share the news to his 414,000 Instagram followers.

His club also took to Twitter to share a screenshot of Rodrigo’s Instagram post to reaffirm that the Spain international is self-isolating and will have to miss the club’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace this weekend.

The news also means that the 29-year-old football star who joined Leeds United from Valencia for €29 Million during the 2020 summer transfer window will not be available for Spain’s national team during November’s Fifa international break.

“Unfortunately I have tested positive for COVID-19 after being in contact with a family member that had been infected without us knowing”, Rodrigo wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.

“As per the protocol, I will be self-isolating and will miss the game with Crystal Palace. Both my family and I feel great, we are lucky enough to feel healthy and we are keeping a positive attitude. From home I will support Leeds and the Spanish National Team as a supporter and I will be back on the pitch soon.”

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Below is the announcement of Rodrigo in Spanish

With this announcement, it is suspected that the Spain international was one of the four people the Premier League announced earlier in the week that they have tested positive for coronavirus after the latest round of testing.

Pedro Neto signs five-year deal with Wolves

Rodrigo tests positive for COVID-19, Pedro Neto gets five years Wolves' deal
Pedro Neto

Meanwhile, Pedro Neto has signed a five-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers a year after he joined the Premier League club from Lazio. The club had no choice but to give the player a long term contract because the 20-year-old Portuguese winger has been able to distinguish himself at the club.

Since he joined the club in August 2019, the youngster has scored six times for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 52 games. This performance has kept him in the heart of the club’s coach Nuno Espírito Santo, hence, the youngster had to be encouraged with the five-year deal.

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“It’s been amazing being here”, Pedro Neto told the club’s website on Tuesday. “I love being here; the family that we are building, all the club, it’s been fantastic for me, so I’m very happy.

“This new deal shows I’m working very hard and I was expecting it because I worked for it. I always work to improve my game, so it comes with that.

“I work hard every day, so I’m very happy about it, but I will continue to work now.”

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