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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Chesterfield pulls off transfer coup with the signing of Spanish forward Rodrigo


Chesterfield completed the stellar swoop for highly coveted Spanish striker Moreno Rodrigo for Fedor Smolov and $1.55 million. In light of the recent clear out at Northampton Town, Chesterfield have snared an absolute bargain in young Spanish starlet Rodrigo.

The 22 year old is highly regarded in many circles and has an impressive under21 Spanish career, scoring 15 goals in 16 matches. Rodrigo bids farewell to Northampton Town where he made 93 appearances, scored 36 goals over five seasons. However last season, Rodrigo was considered a fringe player making only 6 appearances but a move to Chesterfield is deemed a significant coup for the small Derbyshire side.

Rodrigo will add another dimension to the Spireites attack with pace, technique and control to apply the clinical finish, predominately playing up front or behind the striker, Rodrigo may be the missing piece to the Chesterfield puzzle for another tilt at promotion.

Glory Days will hope to revitalise his previous scoring form where he scored 30 goals over 3 seasons

“We are delighted to welcome Rodrigo to Chesterfield, the lad is an extremely talented professional and we hope that he will continue to grow as a player and as a person while at the club. He’s a prime example of a player who benefits from regular games and he’s a proven goal scorer in Division Three and we hope to tap into some of that striking talent”

However Rodrigo will face stern competition from incumbent Italian striker Alberto Paloschi who scored 15 goals last season in a Glory Days system that predominately uses a solidarity striker. Regardless of that, the signing of Rodrigo will strengthen Chesterfield’s front line which hasn’t look this strong since the Rodallega-Paloschi era.  


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