Manchester United have reportedly made a €20 million offer for Argentine midfielder Guido Rodriguez of La Liga club Real Betis.
According to 90min, Manchester United have made an official approach to Real Betis for the signing of defensive midfielder Guido Rodriguez and have made a €20 million bid for the Argentina international. Desperate for midfield reinforcements, the Red Devils have now drawn up a shortlist of potential signings.
FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been the target of Manchester United all summer. But despite an agreement with Barcelona on a transfer fee, the Red Devils have failed to convince the Dutch international to join them. Chelsea are now expected to take the lead in the race to secure the midfielder’s signature, leaving Erik ten Hag and co behind. to find other options.
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot’s name has surfaced recently and Manchester United are currently in talks over a possible deal for the French midfielder. Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is also being sued, and according to some reports, the club is preparing a significant bid for the Serbia international.
But Manchester United are also keeping options open. They consider Guido Rodriguez as an alternative to Rabiot, who is in talks with the Red Devils about personal terms. However, the Premier League heavyweights are wasting no time in approaching the 28-year-old Argentina international and making a €20 million bid.
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Rodriguez has two years left on his contract with Real Betis, who signed him from Club America in the 2020 winter transfer window. The Mexican club will receive 30 percent of all sales costs for the Argentine midfielder, which is why Betis is demanding a transfer fee of around 25 million euros.
With three midfielders now on their roster after missing de Jong, Manchester United seem to be finally springing into action after a rough awakening on the opening day of the Premier League season against Brighton & Hove Albion.
But there is still a big question mark about the ability of the three players they are currently chasing to adapt to English football. Nevertheless, Guido Rodriguez is a €20m target for Manchester United, and it will be interesting to see if he arrives at Old Trafford soon.