Barcelona rule out summer move for Guido Rodriguez

Guido Rodriguez will not join Barcelona in the summer transfer window, with the Blaugrana ruling out a move for the 30-year-old midfielder.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Guido Rodriguez has been the subject of interest from Barcelona over a possible Bosman move in the summer transfer window. However, a deal will not see the light of day, with the Blaugrana ruling out a transfer due to the mitigating financial issues.

The Guido Rodriguez tale

Guido Rodriguez has been a highly sought-after midfielder in the last two years. A native of Sáenz Peña, the Argentine international spent his formative years in his homeland before graduating from the River Plate youth division over a decade ago. The experienced midfielder rose in prominence during his spell in Mexico with CF America before seeing his stock soar.

The 30-year-old has gone from strength to strength during his stint with Real Betis, coming leaps and bounds in the last four and a half years. Rodriguez has turned out 173 times for Los Verdiblancos, chipping in with nine goals and four assists. However, the player has played his final game for Real Betis, as he will depart from the Benito Villamarin Stadium as a free agent in the summer transfer window.

Rodriguez’s impending free-agent status has captured the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe. Premier League bigwigs have shown interest in the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner. However, a move across La Liga has been on the cards for the outgoing Real Betis midfielder for a long time.

Will a move to Barcelona materialise?

Widespread reports have pointed to Barcelona having an agreement with Guido Rodriguez over a Bosman move in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants have scoured the market for a holding midfielder in the last few months after failing to fill the void left by the departure of Sergio Busquets.

Oriol Romeu failed to fill the gap and will likely leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window. So, Rodriguez had emerged as a viable target for the Blaugrana. However, a Bosman move for the 30-year-old will not see the light of day, with Barcelona ruling out a deal.

Other high-profile clubs are also interested in Rodriguez, meaning he might still secure an attractive move in the summer transfer window. However, Barcelona will not be the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner’s next destination.

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