Xavi’s keen attention is firmly fixed on the stellar performances of Guido Rodriguez, the midfield maestro currently plying his trade at Real Betis. At 29 years old, Rodriguez boasts an impressive professional history, gracing the pitch in 117 matches for Real Betis and successfully netting four goals along the way.
At the present moment, Rodriguez is valued at a substantial 28 million euros, as per the latest figures reported by Transfermarkt.com.
Despite securing the services of Oriol Romeu from Girona, Barcelona remains on the hunt for reinforcements in their defensive midfield department. It’s an open secret that Xavi harbors profound admiration for the Argentine international’s skill set and performance on the field.
Reports emanating from Sport indicate that Barcelona has initiated a meticulous observation of Rodriguez’s on-field exploits this season. Their ultimate ambition is to secure his services for the Nou Camp squad in the next summer transfer window.
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What sets Rodriguez apart is his remarkable skill set and on-field mastery, aligning seamlessly with the type of player Xavi envisions for his squad.
A salient point to consider is that Guido Rodriguez currently finds himself in the final year of his contract with Real Betis. This scenario could potentially work in Barcelona’s favor, as it may facilitate more amenable negotiations.
In summary, Barcelona’s pursuit of Guido Rodriguez signifies their unwavering resolve to fortify their defensive midfield options. Xavi places profound trust in the abilities of this Argentine gem, and as the season unfolds and contract deadlines loom, the unfolding transfer saga promises to be an enthralling one. The question that hangs in the air is whether Guido Rodriguez will be sporting the iconic Blaugrana jersey at the Nou Camp in the forthcoming season.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.