Report: Manchester United want to sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis

Manchester United have identified Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez as a potential signing, report Spanish newspaper AS.

Rodriguez has reportedly been identified as an alternative to Adrien Rabiot, who The Guardian report there is a £15 million agreement with Juventus for.

Rodriguez, 28, signed for Betis from Mexican side Club America in 2020 and began his carer in Argentina at River Plate.

He is a defensive midfielder who has 24 international caps for Argentina, where he is a teammate of Lisandro Martinez.

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Manchester United want to sign Guido Rodriguez

AS report Real Betis would seek around 20 milion Euros for Rodriguez, who has a contract at the club until 2024. This equates to £16.8 million.

United have made contact with Betis over Rodriguez and AS claim he is United’s ‘first alternative’ to Rabiot.

Rodriguez made 29 starts for Betis in La Liga last season, helping the club finish in fifth place. He also made seven starts in the Europa League.

He averaged three tackles per game in La Liga, per WhoScored.com, picking up seven La Liga yellow cards last season. He scored once and provided two assists.

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Rodriguez is more of an unknown quantity than Adrien Rabiot, who has won titles in France and Italy, and is a year older. He also arrives with less baggage, and could be a late bloomer, having only played two seasons in Europe in his career so far.

Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo reported a month ago Rodriguez was a target for Chelsea in case they needed to replace Ngolo Kante.

It remains to be seen how serious United are for Rodriguez. At the moment he’s just another name to add to the mix, at a time where the club appear to be panicking.

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