Both the coaching staff and a large part of the fans want the attacking midfielder not to leave Heliópolis, but his situation and the club's economics force them to pull the strings of Ángel Haro.
Nobody denies that Rodrigo Sánchez Rodríguez, better known as Rodri, had an excellent season last year, but currently his transfer is becoming more than real. The reasons lie in his lack of prominence in the starting eleven, where his playing minutes were reduced by more than half. This compared to the previous campaign. On the other hand, the economic factor is important.
At this point in the championship in the 2022/23 season, Rodri had already played more than 1,100 minutes and had a more than untouchable role. But reality today says something different. The attacking midfielder has not exceeded the 1,000-minute mark and is being substituted more and more frequently. One reason why the creative midfielder is very close to his transfer.
Serie A is hoping for an agreement on the transfer of Rodri
There are not one, but two Italian teams looking to acquire the attacking midfielder's services this winter market. The first is AS Roma, who want to change the basis of Mourinho's formation with the change of coach (Daniele De Rossi). However, there is already a player in the same role and it is captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Then there is AC Fiorentina, who are looking for another creative midfielder to compete with Antonin Barak for the starting spot. Although the Czech is also relegated to the bench. The real fight for the starting eleven would be against Giacomo Bonaventura. What is important is that the Viola team can take on the signing, for which Betis is demanding a moderate sum.
Betis will demand 12 million euros for the transfer of Rodri
For each of the two transalpine teams, the amount they must contribute to sign the Cáceres midfielder is 12 million euros. No more bills, no bills less. The player is worth 6 kilos and his contract expires in 2028. This means that its price has doubled, despite being asked for almost 20 million last season.
La Fiore is the only one who has responded to Betis' request, but they have sent a counteroffer. They will accept the payment of 12 million, but until the end of the current season. This means that in the meantime you will be able to play through a loan until June 30th. The Green-Whites will ensure operations with a mandatory purchase option.