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Report: Arsenal could land Guido Rodriguez for £25m despite £70m Betis clause

Arsenal remain interested in Real Betis midfielder, Guido Rodriguez, and could now get him for around £25m, according to Di Marzio.

The classy midfielder has been on the radar of Arsenal for some time now as they seek reinforcements. But his price-tag has always been an issue.

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Reports a few weeks back suggested that Betis were holding out for the full £70m release-clause in Rodriguez’s contract. However, Di Marzio now claims that the Spanish outfit will accept a fee as much as £45m less.

That could tempt the Gunners into making their move. Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Albert Lokonga, but are still after more midfield additions it seems.

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Argentina star Rodriguez was a near ever-present for Betis last season, making 35 appearances. He’s won the title in Mexico, before proving a success for Betis in La Liga.

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The £70m price tag was always going to be too much for Arsenal but a massive drop means a deal now seems feasible.

Rodriguez is a fine player, too. He has a bit of nastiness about him but he’s also more than comfortable with the ball. If Granit Xhaka does leave, then the Betis man is ideal to step in.

£25m is not a lot for a top midfield talent. Of course, a lot will depend on how much Arsenal are willing to spend this summer. But out of all the names linked, Rodriguez seems a good fit.

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