Guido Rodriguez would find it very difficult to turn down a Liverpool offer, according to reports. Now we wait and see how serious the Reds are.
This comes from Estadio Deportivo. They claim that Guido Rodriguez would likely accept a Liverpool offer.
This comes as interest in the player grows. Arsenal would supposedly like to sign him from Real Betis, while La Razon mentioned Liverpool’s interest this week.
Rodriguez would cost around £25m to sign. Betis aren’t financially secure right now, making a decent offer ‘uncomfortable’. They particularly want to sell the player – they just might not have a choice.
And it appears the player wouldn’t feel like he has one, either. If Betis were to accept an offer from Liverpool, he’d find it very difficult to turn down.
Will Liverpool make a Guido Rodriguez offer?
This isn’t exactly a great shock. Betis are a great club but they finished sixth in La Liga last season and they haven’t placed higher than that since 2005.
Liverpool would expect to tempt Betis players, assuming they can offer them a decent role. And perhaps that’s the big question here – what could the Reds do with him?
We recently tried to tackle that question. Rodriguez is a defensive midfielder and an exceptional one but Liverpool have one of those in Fabinho.
This wouldn’t be a like-for-like Gini Wijnaldum replacement. What Rodriguez could bring, though, is cover for the Brazilian and that’s certainly worth something.
We’d trust Jordan Henderson in that role but his fitness issues create a problem. Mostly because Fabinho has some trouble staying fit himself.
Rodriguez would secure the midfield further, then, and allow Liverpool to focus on more attacking midfielders with their other options. That might allow for the likes of Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott to develop better, in truth, as they’re far better offensively.
We wouldn’t expect Liverpool to sign Rodriguez, if only because they do have his role covered at a starting level. If the club was flush with cash and had a deep squad, then maybe.
Instead, there are other roles Liverpool could do with filling first. So we’ll wait and see without holding our breath.