The London giants will soon be stepping up their efforts to secure the services of Guido Rodriguez in the summer transfer window. Arsenal intend to start talks with Real Betis for the 27-year-old midfielder, who has a release clause worth €80m but could be available for around €30m.
Rodriguez has established himself as one of the more consistent performers in La Liga since joining Real Betis from Club America in winter 2020. This past campaign, Guido played 38 games across all tournaments, missing only one match when fit and available.
His progress over the last 18 months has not gone unnoticed, with some of the biggest teams around Europe showing an interest in him. In particular, Argentina international is the subject of interest from the Gunners, with Arsenal planning to begin talks with the Spanish club over a move this summer.
Gunners have been reported to be in the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window, and for good reason. While Ceballos will not return to Arsenal again this year after returning to Real Madrid following the expiration of his loan deal, Granit Xhaka appears ready to leave the Emirates, with a move to Roma being mooted.
As a result, the Gunners have been linked with several midfielders, with Ruben Neves the latest name to pop up on their radar. And the Argentine midfielder is a footballer worth targeting as well, seeing as Arsenal could well have to sign two central midfielders if Xhaka departs London club.