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“Struggled to make his mark.” – Sky Sports pundit questions Rutter signing

Tim Thornton believes even though Leeds have improved under Javi Gracia, some of the big signings in the team have struggled.

The Sky Sports pundit singled out Georginio Rutter, the 21-year old forward who moved to Elland Road in January. The youngster arrived for a reported club record fee of £35.5m.

Despite his potential and the heavy price tag, Rutter has failed to score or assist since he arrived at the club. Thornton believes that the club record signing not being able to make an impact is a part of Leeds’ problems:

“Tactically Leeds have looked to have more structure under Gracia,” Thornton wrote for in his column. “But some of the intensity has been lost and the team have looked far too vulnerable on the counter-attack in the last two games.

“Leeds also need more of an impact from their January transfer window signings. With the exception of Wober, the other recruits are taking time to find their feet. Record signing Georginio Rutter has struggled to make his mark.”

The Frenchman had scored two goals and provided two assists in 15 games for Hoffenheim before joining Leeds United in January.

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