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Manchester United looking to hijack Barcelona’s move for Argentinian midfielder on free transfer

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Manchester United seems to be intensifying their pursuit of Real Betis’s Guido Rodriguez as the midfielder’s contract draws to a close.

The Premier League giants have been long-time admirers of the Argentine player, and Estadio Deportivo reports he’s now becoming a more attainable acquisition for them.

Barcelona have shown interest in Rodriguez over the last few months, and signing first team players as free agents is something they have done to great effect over the last couple of years. They may choose to do the same with the 29-year-old, especially since they are keen to sign a new pivot in 2024.

During his tenure in Spain’s top flight, Rodriguez has proven his worth and appears ready for a fresh venture. With the ability to enter into pre-contract negotiations starting January 1st for the following season, the situation is ripe for Manchester United to make a move.

The club might grab the 29-year-old at a bargain during the winter transfer window, or potentially secure his services for free next summer by finalizing a deal in the coming winter.

Rodriguez is viewed as a candidate to strengthen United’s midfield, where Casemiro’s performance has not impressed this term. In addition, the future of Scott McTominay at the club is uncertain, as he has not been consistently featured in the lineup for the past twelve months.

While Manchester United’s interest is clear, Rodriguez’s impending contract expiry is likely to draw attention from several other clubs as the saga unfolds.

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