Atletico Madrid ready to hijack Barcelona move for Guido Rodriguez

Atletico Madrid will reportedly look to steal a march on Barcelona for 30-year-old Real Betis goalkeeper Guido Rodriguez.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Guido Rodriguez is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid. The Colchoneros are ready to hijack Barcelona’s move for the 30-year-old Real Betis midfielder, with the Blaugrana yet to seal the deal to secure his services in the summer transfer window.

Guido Rodriguez and his Real Betis journey

Guido Rodriguez has been a pivotal figure for Real Betis since arriving from Club America in January 2020. The Argentine international has come leaps and bounds in the last four and a half years while growing in stature on the international stage.

While Rodriguez did not feature regularly for Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he added the winner’s medal to his cabinet in that edition. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old has turned out 173 times thus far for Real Betis, chipping in with nine goals and four assists. However, the experienced midfielder has played his final game for the Andalusian club.

Rodriguez will not sign a new contract with Real Betis in the summer transfer window, with his current deal expiring on July 1. Such a situation has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe. However, a move across La Liga might be on the cards, with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona vying for his signature.

A move across La Liga on the horizon?

Barcelona’s interest in Guido Rodriguez stems from the inability to fill Sergio Busquets’s void after his departure last summer. Oriol Romeu failed to make his mark this season and will likely leave the Blaugrana in the summer transfer window. The 30-year-old World Cup winner had thus emerged as a viable target, with Barcelona sealing an agreement to secure his services.

However, the finer details of the Bosman move are yet to go through, giving Rodriguez’s other suitors, including Atletico Madrid, to steal a march on Barcelona. The Colchoneros are also keen on signing a holding midfielder in the summer transfer window. The Real Betis midfielder is thus a viable target for Atletico Madrid.

With Atletico Madrid looking to hijack Barcelona’s move for Rodriguez, we might see the Argentine international moving to the Civitas Metropolitano, even though he has agreed to join Barcelona. It will be interesting to see where he plies his trade next season.

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