Arsenal and Manchester United Eye Real Madrid’s Rodrygo in Summer Transfer Window

Arsenal and Manchester United Eye Real Madrid’s Rodrygo in Summer Transfer Window

Reports suggest that Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United have set their sights on Real Madrid’s attacking talent, Rodrygo, as they aim to bolster their squads in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Manchester United and Arsenal Closely Monitoring Rodrygo Situation at Real Madrid

The 23-year-old Brazilian has been a pivotal figure for Los Blancos throughout the 2023-24 season, featuring in 41 matches across all competitions, netting 13 goals and providing eight assists.

Despite Rodrygo signing a contract extension with Real Madrid just last November, tying him to the club until June 2028, both Arsenal and Manchester United are closely monitoring his situation in the Spanish capital, anticipating a potential opportunity to secure his services.

Real Madrid reportedly values Rodrygo at a staggering €120 million (£102.8 million), a price tag that could pose a significant obstacle for the English clubs in their pursuit of the versatile forward.

Capable of operating in various attacking positions, Rodrygo has predominantly featured as a striker alongside Vinicius Junior this season, with Jude Bellingham occupying the number 10 role.

However, the Brazilian has expressed his preference for wider positions, stating,

“I have always made it clear that I have the ability to play on the wings, I simply don’t like playing as a nine, although in my club I have to do it. With Brazil, I have more freedom to move.”

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Rodrygo to be Replaced by Kylian Mbappe Next Season

Real Madrid’s tactical adjustments under head coach Carlo Ancelotti, including a shift to a 4-3-1-2 formation following Karim Benzema’s departure last summer and Bellingham’s arrival, have further impacted Rodrygo’s role within the team.

With speculation rife regarding Kylian Mbappe’s potential move to the Bernabeu at the end of the season, the dynamics of Real Madrid’s attacking setup for the upcoming 2024-25 campaign remain uncertain.

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Both Arsenal and Manchester United are actively seeking reinforcements in the forward positions, with Arsenal seeking an upgrade on Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus, while Manchester United aim to provide support for Rasmus Hojlund, their sole recognized striker at senior level.

While Rodrygo is currently with the Brazil national team for friendly matches against England and Spain, his future remains a subject of intense speculation, with Arsenal and Manchester United closely monitoring developments as they plot their summer transfer strategies.