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Report: Arsenal need to up their offer if they are to secure Rodriguez move

Guido Rodriguez prefers a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona over Arsenal, according to Estadio Deportivo.

The midfielder enjoyed a brilliant season with Real Betis last season, starting 35 of the 38 La Liga games.

It was his first full season at the club following his move from America in Mexico back in January 2020.

He is currently away with Argentina at the Copa America, where he started all three group stage wins.

Despite the player’s interests, Arsenal still have a chance at signing the ace. It’s claimed that the Gunners will need to up their opening offer if they are to land the midfielder. According to Daily Mail, the north London giants’ opening offer was £25.7m.

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The club are thought to have taken notice of the player’s development across the season and at the Copa America.

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TBR View: Arsenal need to secure a move for Rodriguez amid interest

The club’s summer could go from bad to worse if they were to secure an exit for Granit Xhaka, yet fail to sign a replacement.

The Swiss midfielder has acted as the side’s anchor in midfield and will need sufficient replacing.

However, the club will have to work in order to secure a move for Rodriguez after the latest updates.

It’s claimed that the Betis man prefers a move to the Spanish giants. But, what player doesn’t dream of playing for the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona?

Arsenal have the upper hand in negotiations for the defensive midfielders. With Xhaka departing, the club are able to offer far more first-team football.

The ace is probably more likely to break into the starting XI than in Spain.

And after his performances last season, it’s a move worth chasing. No player finished with more tackles per game for the Greens than the South American. It’s fair to say he would add bite to the midfield.

A move for Rodriguez depends on Arsenal’s finances. However, should the team be able to complete a move, it’s a no-brainer

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