Manchester United have begun talks with Real Betis for Argentine midfielder Guido Rodriguez
The Argentine midfielder could cost the Red Devils around €20 million if they were to pursue his signing. The 28-year-old joined Los Verdiblancos in January 2020 from Club America.
Rodriguez has spent the majority of his career playing the number six role. Fans who’ve seen him play know he’s a robust character, not afraid to go into challenges.
Over the years, the Argentine has become an essential part of the LaLiga outfit. Betis have had reasonable success under manager Manuel Pellegrini. And Rodriguez has been a crucial part of it.
United need a defensive midfielder
United supporters are currently up in arms with the state of their midfield. The loss at home on the opening day of the season has left a lot of people pointing fingers at our lack of quality in the middle of the park.
Fred and Scott McTominay started the game against Brighton & Hove Albion. The Brazilian played in the pivot position while the Scotland international was seemingly given the freedom to move further up the pitch.
But Erik ten Hag’s gamble backfired as Fred made a few errors and was unable to keep a hold of the ball. McTominay didn’t have a considerable impact on the game either.
And the lack of a quality defensive midfielder on the pitch for the Red Devils was evident for everyone to see. Rodriguez is someone with vast experience. The 28-year-old is an Argentina international and an important player for Lionel Scaloni.
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