Barcelona’s home game against Real Betis tonight will give Xavi a perfect opportunity to scout a certain Guido Rodriguez, who happens to be on the list of potential targets, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Since Rodriguez’s ongoing deal with Betis runs until the end of the season, it is said that Barcelona are eyeing a move for the midfielder at a cut price in January.
Whether or not the midfielder will switch teams remains to be seen, but tonight, he is going to take arguably one of the biggest tests of his career.
Barcelona want a pivot in January
It is worth noting that Barcelona are contemplating the option of signing a pivot in January to ensure they have a dependable replacement for Oriol Romeu, who has been delivering solid performances since his return to the Catalan club.
Interestingly enough, among the potential candidates, the 29-year-old Argentine international stands out prominently.
If he does not extend his deal with Betis in the coming months, he could become a highly sought-after player in the transfer market, given his proven quality in La Liga.
Furthermore, given the situation with his contract, it is believed that he could be available from Betis at a reasonable price in January.
Rodriguez is a prized asset for Betis
Guido Rodriguez’s current contract ends in 2024. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Barcelona’s interest in Rodriguez dates back to the recently concluded summer transfer window but the midfielder decided to stay put after all.
However, with the season progressing, Betis are doing everything in their power to extend his deal beyond the current one.
“Our intention what we have shown and communicated is that we would very much like him to stay, to extend his contract,” Betis’ sporting director Ramon Planes said about the midfielder.
“He gives us many things, both on the field and off. He has incredible values and commitment. We would love it and that is what we are going to work for. We would love for…
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Author : Ash Reyna
Publish date : 2023-09-16 08:09:20
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