Football: All about French striker Georginio Rutter who joined Leeds for €40m
Unknown to the general public, Georginio Rutter (20) moved from Hoffenheim (Germany) to Leeds (England) for 40 million euros. Here’s everything you need to know about the young French forward.
40 million euros. This is the sum (including bonus) Leeds paid to secure the services of young Georgino Rutter (20). This sum made the French striker the most expensive player in the history of the English club. That is, the pressure he will have on his shoulders once he settles in England.
But since the beginning of his career he has been able to overcome it. Joining Rennes in 2017, he signed his first professional contract with the Breton club in August 2018, becoming the youngest player to sign at Stade Rennes. Two years later (September 26) he played his first game with a success on the pitch of Saint-Etienne (0-3). He came on in place of Eduardo Camavinga in the final minutes.
A new dimension in Germany
In total, he played around 60 minutes in five games with Rennes, scoring a goal from the penalty spot in the Champions League against Sevilla FC (December 8, 2020) before signing for a million euros at Hoffenheim in the winter of 2021 until June 2025 And in Germany he reached a new dimension with 11 goals scored and 6 assists in 57 Bundesliga games. Enough to be called up to the France Espoirs team, where Georginio Rutter played his first game against the Faroe Islands (2-0) last March, and therefore convince Leeds to break the bank to recruit him and follow through Realizing Hoffenheim is a very nice added value.
At the English club he meets compatriot Illan Meslier, who also plays for France Espoirs side, and he has to help Leeds, who are seven games without a win and 14th in all competitionse in the standings to stay in the Premier League.