Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter set for Leeds United move – deal set to break English club’s record

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Frenchman on the move 

Hoffenheim forward Georginio Rutter is set to complete a move to Leeds United in the coming days, according to Transfermarkt. As first reported by Sky Sports, the French talent has been courted by the Premier League side for some time and will likely make the move to England in a deal worth more than €30 million. 

The Elland Road side’s most expensive transfer to date stands at €32.9m, when Brenden Aaronson made the move from RB Salzburg earlier this season. Upon completing the signing of Rutter in the January transfer window, Leeds will almost certainly set a new transfer record and take their spending for the current campaign to over €140m on new players. 

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Fowler, Aaronson & Co. – Leeds United‘s record signings

12 Robbie Fowler | Signed from Liverpool in 2001/02 | Fee: €16.8m

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11 Tyler Adams | Signed from RB Leipzig 2022/23 | Fee: €17m

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10 Hélder Costa | Signed from Wolves in 2020/21 | Fee: €17.7m

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9 Robbie Keane | Signed from Inter Milan in 2001/02 | Fee: €18m

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8 Raphinha | Signed from Stade Rennais in 2020/21 | Fee: €18.6m

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7 Diego Llorente | Signed from Real Sociedad in 2020/21 | Fee: €20m

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6 Jean-Kévin Augustin | Signed from RB Leipzig in 2020/21 | Fee: €21m

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5 Luis Sinisterra | Signed from Feyenoord in 2022/23 | Fee: €26m

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4 Rio Ferdinand | Signed from West Ham in 2000/01 | Fee: €26m

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3 Daniel James | Signed from Man United in 2021/22 | Fee: €29.1m

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2 Rodrigo | Signed from Valencia in 2020/21 | Fee: €30m

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1 Brenden Aaronson | Signed from RB Salzburg in 2022/23 | Fee: €32.84m

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The 20-year-old’s sale will also set records at Hoffenheim, who have grown accustomed to selling key players for top fees to English clubs. Although Rutter’s deal will be unlikely to match the €44m the Bundesliga side earned from Joelinton’s move to Newcastle in 2019 or Roberto Firmino’s €41m move to Liverpool, it could end up coming in third in the club’s highest transfer fee received for a single player. 

Georginio Rutter to Leeds? – Improved market value from €1.5m to €16m

Rutter made the move to Hoffenheim in 2021 when he was signed from Stade Rennais for no more than €750,000. In that time the young forward has impressed in the Bundesliga and seen his market value increase from €1.5m to where it currently stands at €16m. In that time, Rutter has made 64 appearances for Hoffenheim, bagging 11 goals and eight assists. In January of last year the French U21 international signed a contract extension with the German club, extending his deal to the summer of 2026. “He is one of the most promising talents in European football, whose further development the move to Hoffenheim gave a strong boost,” said Hoffenheim manager Alexander Rosen at the time. 




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