Manchester United are linked with numerous top players and now Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo is in the focus as well.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Man Utd are willing to activate the Spanish international’s release clause of 70 million euros (£62million) to secure his signing. However, they face competition from Man City, PSG and Bayern, who are also prepared to meet the clause.
The Spanish outlet have mentioned that Diego Simeone is aware that the 22-year-old defensive midfielder is important for the future of the club but proposals from the likes of Guardiola (Man City), Kovac (Bayern) and Tuchel (PSG) have a lot of weight.
Atletico Madrid conceded the fewest number of goals and kept the most clean sheets in the last La Liga campaign because they have a top manager, a world class goal keeper in the form of Oblak, a quality back-line and two defensive midfielders in the form of Rodrigo and Partey.
The La Roja play breaker featured in 34 league games for the Rojiblancos and provided a solid cover in front of the back four. He was also able to score three goals and provide an assist as well.
As far as United are concerned, Nemanja Matic is our main defensive midfielder. In his peak years, the Serbian international used to be one of the best holding midfield stars in the world. However, in the last campaign, he was far too inconsistent.
The former Chelsea man, who will turn 31 in August, is now too slow and past his best. Therefore, we should look to sign a young DM like Rodrigo but luring him is not going to be easy.
We are facing serious competition from three clubs, who won their domestic league titles in the last campaign and are going to take part in the Champions League next season. On the other hand, we will be playing in the Europa League. So, let’s not be too optimistic here.