'I'd love': Leon Osman urges Everton to sign Leeds 32-year-old after their relegation

Leon Osman has shared that he would like Sean Dyche’s Everton to sign Leeds United forward Rodrigo during the summer transfer window.

On the final day of the 2022/23 Premier League season, Everton secured their safety, whilst Leeds United, along with Leicester City, dropped to the Championship on a heartbreaking day of action for the two teams.

Bearing that in mind, former midfielder Osman wouldn’t mind Everton pushing for Rodrigo’s signature and he would ‘love’ him at Goodison Park, as he told Premier League Productions (30/05/23 at 3:55 pm). 

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Prior to Leeds suffering relegation after three seasons in the Premier League, it was reported that several players could be headed for the exit door, and Rodrigo was one of the six players on the list.

Will he stay at Elland Road beyond the summer? Well, after the 32-year-old scored 13 Premier League goals for a relegated side, then other teams will sit up a take notice.

Osman can’t see him staying on board and he suggested that the Whites might have stayed up if Rodrigo had remained injury-free.

“I think he is a player a lot of teams will look at,” said Osman. “As an Everton fan, I would love to have him at Everton. I think he was injured for a large part of the season.

“Leeds definitely missed him. Bamford hadn’t performed, but he had. If they had him for a lot longer maybe they would have done more.” 

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There are only so many times you can play with fire before getting burnt. Everton need to sort out their many major issues before they can move forward again.

From the civil war between fans and the board to the striker/goalscoring issues. 

There is only so much Dyche can fix, but one area, if provided with funds, he can change, is getting Everton scoring again and perhaps someone like Rodrigo would be a logical buy that wouldn’t attract that much money because of his age and current situation.

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