Barcelona is close to finalizing its first “free” summer deal

Mundo Deportivo newspaper revealed that Barcelona is close to completing the first summer deal, which will be free and will not cost the Blaugrana coffers anything in line with the rules of fair play.

This deal will include Guido Rodriguez, Real Betis’ midfielder, after the end of his contract with the Andalusian club.

The discussions between Barcelona and the Argentine player are in advanced stages, and are supported by the continuation of Xavi Hernandez in his position as coach of the Blaugrana, as he is the most supportive of the idea of contracting with him.

The idea of ​​including Rodriguez, 30 years old, is to replace Uriel Romeu in midfield, as it has become certain that the Spaniard will leave at the end of this season due to his failure to integrate well within Camp Nou.

In general, the terms of the deal to include Rodriguez motivate Barca’s management, as the player’s salary will not be large and he has high quality, and his contract will be for two years with the possibility of extending for another year.

Rodriguez arrived in Europe for the first time in 2020 from Mexico’s Club America when he moved to Real Betis, and since then he has played 135 matches in La Liga, and 169 matches in all tournaments, with the shirt of coach Manuel Pellegrini’s battalion.