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Report: Manchester United now making strong move to sign ‘extraordinary’ Argentina international

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Manchester United are back in the race to sign Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez with his contract running down.

United landed two midfielders over the summer as Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat arrived.

It’s fair to say that we are yet to see the best out of those signings.

Mount has endured a slow start at Old Trafford whilst Amrabat hasn’t yet settled into English football.

Amrabat is only on loan though and United may well look at other midfielders to target if the Moroccan ends up being sent back to Fiorentina.

Manchester United keen on Guido Rodriguez

Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo report that United are back in the race to sign Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez.

It’s claimed that United have targeted Rodriguez in previous transfer windows and are now eyeing him again.

This time, it’s stated that United ‘have returned with force’ for Rodriguez with a January move eyed.


The Argentinian is out of contract at the end of the season and is now being eyed as a bargain signing.

Betis are keen to keep hold of Rodriguez and have offered him a new contract to stay in Andalusia.

Rodriguez hasn’t agreed to a new deal yet though, and Betis may be tempted to sell him in January before he leaves for nothing.

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Who is United target Rodriguez?

Rodriguez emerged with River Plate before heading to Mexico with Tijuana and then Club America.

The 6ft 1in holding midfielder joined Betis in 2020 as the Spanish club paid around $10million (£8million).

Rodriguez has now become a La Liga star, racking up more than 150 appearances for Betis, almost exclusively as a holding midfielder.

Rodriguez has also earned four Argentina caps alongside United star Lisandro Martinez, winning all four of their games together.

Outstanding in terms of protecting the back four, Rodriguez has been hailed as ‘exceptional’ for his defensive ability by The Professional Football Scouts Association (PFSA).

Rodriguez would offer a very combative midfield option amid Casemiro’s issues this season and his contract situation may just give United a real bargain in 2024.

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